The New York Giants have played better as the 2020 season has gone on, but this is still a team that is at least a few years away from being a contender.
The Giants have a solid young core led by Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley. However, there are still plenty of positions that need to be addressed during free agency and the 2021 NFL Draft.
According to spotrac.com, the Giants are projected to have over $18.6 million to spend in cap space to upgrade the team. Let’s take a look at three free agents the Giants should already be targeting.
Ronald Darby, Cornerback
The Giants have James Bradberry, but they need to find a second cornerback they can rely on to shore up the secondary.
Ronald Darby was a second-round back in 2016 and is only on a one-year contract with the Washington Football Team. Darby is probably going to be looking for a multi-year deal after the shorter deal, something the Giants can offer with their cap space.
It makes a lot of sense for the Giants to make sure that Darby stays in the NFC East. If Darby does decide to sign somewhere else, the Giants need to make sure they upgrade their secondary this year.
Allen Robinson, Wide Receiver
Sterling Sherpard and Darius Slayton are both solid wide receiver options for the Giants, but they need a true number one receiver. Robinson has still found a lot of success with the Chicago Bears even though he has had to deal with Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles under center.
On the season, Robinson has caught 63 passes for 755 yards and three touchdowns.
The Bears would be foolish to let Robinson walk away this offseason, but if that happens, the Giants need to open up their checkbook and pay for a number one receiver.
Yannick Ngakoue, Defensive End
The Giants need to re-sign Leonard Williams, but they also need to bring in someone to line up across from him on the defensive line.
Yannick Ngakoue has really had a down year for the Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings, something that could actually work out in the favor of the Giants. Ngakoue’s best season came back in 2017 when he had 12 sacks as a member of the Jaguars.
If the Giants can’t bring back Williams, going after someone like Jadeveon Clowney makes a lot of sense. But if he is back, Ngakoue at a discounted price would improve the defense.