2018 NFL Draft Options to Fix the New York Giants


The New York Giants have looked awful to start the season and they might not be able to fix their problems until the offseason. Luckily, there is some potential help in the 2018 NFL Draft class.

Through the first 2 weeks of the season, the New York Giants offense has only scored 13 points with one touchdown. This is an offense that was expected to be one of the more explosive in the entire league.

However, problems along the offensive line and a lack of a running game has cause major problems.  The line has already allowed 8 sacks and much more pressure on Eli Manning.

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This pressure has resulted in the entire offense being off rhythm. Manning appears to be constantly thinking about the potential pressure. However, he does deserve some of the blame for the team’s struggles.

Manning has always had problems properly dealing with pressure. He will make his share of terrible decisions while trying the force the ball.

Ben McAdoo needs to go back to the drawing board and try to figure out a way to salvage the season. There’s nothing they can do as far as personnel is concerned rather a change approach is needed.

In the offseason, the Giants will have a better opportunity to fix these issues. The 2018 NFL Draft features several interesting offensive line prospects. This group includes left tackle options like Oklahoma’s Orlando Brown Jr., Texas’ Connor Williams, Notre Dame’s Mike McGlinchey, Western Michigan’s Chukwuma Okorafor and Washington’s Trey Adams.

Brown is the top rated left tackle on my 2018 NFL Draft Big Board and has a chance to be a top-10 pick. Williams is a high-end athlete who recently suffered a knee injury. His recovery will have a major impact on if he enters the draft or not.

Okorafor is an underrated prospect who will see his stock rise as the draft process progresses. He features the size, length and overall athleticism needed to hold up in space.

New York could also help Eli by adding a dynamic running back to the mix. However, they should wait until after they addresses the offensive line problems. The 2018 Draft has several day-2 prospects who could fit.This group includes Oregon’s Royce Freeman and Iowa’s Akrum Wadley (among others).

The main thing to understand here is that the New York Giants will continue to have issues on offense as long as Ereck Flowers is their starting left tackle.