Because the Giants season ended before the postseason, Joe Judge, Dave Gettleman and the rest of the front workplace has actually had plenty of time to begin preparing for 2021. There’s a whole lot of searching going on– both for the NFL Draft and complimentary company.

There may not be much better movie to see than playoff games.

This weekend, there are two big ones– the NFC and AFC Championships.

The Giants have some obvious lineup holes to fill, and this weekend they’ll be able to see a lot of impending totally free agents and see how they carry out on the big stage.

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Which gamers will– or should– they be keeping a close eye on?

WR Chris Godwin: Some argue he’s the very best large receiver arranged to hit complimentary firm. He’s, at worst, 2nd or third behind Allen Robinson and Kenny Golladay. Chances are Tampa Bay franchise tags him and he never ever strikes totally free agency, but if he ends up being offered, the Pro Bowler is worth considering at least.

EDGE Shaquil Barrett: He had an unreal 2019 season (19.5 sacks) and took a step back in 2020 while getting more attention, though still ended up the routine season with a strong eight sacks. Per PFF, he had 77 total pressures and eight hits. Just Aaron Donald had more pressures. Barrett will be pricey, however the Giants remain in desperate need of skill off the edge.

LB Lavonte David: The Giants should not be spending beyond your means significant money on another inside linebacker, however David– though he will be 31 quickly– is coming off one of his best-ever seasons with 117 tackles, 3 forced fumbles and six pass deflections.

T Josh Wells: The Giants require to include offending line depth, and Wells has been a strong swing tackle in his career. He began one video game this year for Tampa Bay and played well, per PFF.

OL Joe Haeg: Another possible backup offending lineman. Haeg has comprehensive experience both at deal with and protect, which includes intrigue.

CB Ryan Smith: The Giants need to improve their special groups coverage systems, and Smith has actually been a solid special groups performer all 5 years he’s been in the NFL.

Packers

CB Kevin King: The Giants need to update their 2nd cornerback spot opposite James Bradberry. The 25-year-old King didn’t have his finest season, however he just allowed one touchdown in 458 protection snaps and brings great size (6-3, 200) to the outside.

CB Chandon Sullivan: He mostly played nickel corner for the Packers in 2020 so he’s not an ideal fit– unless the Giants aren’t offered on Darnay Holmes. He’s at least good enough to provide training camp competitors.

RB Jamaal Williams: The Giants just have Saquon Barkley under agreement for 2021 at running back. Williams may be thought about be an upgrade over Wayne Gallman as a backup because he’s more of a risk as a pass-catcher– 30.5 catches per season. He has six receiving goals the last 2 years.

S Will Redmond: Both Adrian Colbert and Nate Ebner are set to strike free firm, and the Giants require more unique teams-centric gamers to contribute to the lineup. Redmond fits the mold.

WR Allen Lazard: He would not be the No. 1 WR upgrade that Giants fans desire, however he ‘d be fine as a 3rd or fourth receiver. Lazard has great size (6-5, 227) and has actually shown some flashes of skill playing with Aaron Rodgers.

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