New York Giants: 4 Wide Receivers They Should Consider Signing

October 11, 2017

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The New York Giants are so thin at wide receiver that I wouldn't be surprised if they gave me a call to suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Denver Broncos.

Starters Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall were lost for the season due to injury, as was special teams ace Dwayne Harris.

On top of that, Sterling Shepard injured his ankle and is expected to miss a few weeks, as well.

So, the Giants are likely headed into this week with Roger Lewis Jr. as their number one target, with Tavarres King, who they just re-signed on Monday, to be their number two guy.


If New York plans on hitting the open market for another viable option or two for Eli Manning and company, here are a few names they should consider.

4. Dorial Green-Beckham

Just a few years ago, the Giants traded up in the draft to snag Landon Collins, a pick that was formerly owned by the Tennessee Titans.

With New York's second round pick, the Titans selected wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, a receiver with a ton of talent but behavioral issues in college.

He was waived by the Philadelphia Eagles back in June, and while he hasn't lived up to the hype, the kid has a ton of talent worth taking a look at.

3. Vincent Jackson

The funniest part about the acquisition of Brandon Marshall this offseason was the fact that many thought he'd be Plaxico Burress 2.0, giving Manning an incredible red zone target.

But in four games before having his season end due to injury, Marshall didn't have a single receiving touchdown while averaging less than nine yards per reception.

Vincent Jackson is basically the free agent version of Marshall, if they want to stick with the trend of having a Plaxico-like presence on the roster.

2. Eddie Royal

As a rookie back in 2008, Eddie Royal caught an eye-popping 91 passes - and he never came anywhere near that number ever again. 

Sterling Shepard doesn't have a legitimate timetable, most likely a couple of weeks, and it looks like Tavarres King and Roger Lewis Jr. are seen as perimeter targets rather than slot guys. 

Royal could fill Shepard's niche for the time being.

The veteran wideout spent the last two seasons on the Chicago Bears and was released back in May. 

1. Marquess Wilson

This offseason, I suggested the Giants sign Marquess Wilson as a cheap, red zone target for Eli Manning, someone who had yet to earn his way in the NFL and might be a bit more coachable than a guy like Brandon Marshall - who they eventually signed. 

Wilson lasted two months with the New York Jets before being released in August. 

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