While there isn’t a big group of those top prospects at wide receiver, the New York Giants can improve the passing game in other ways. One of those is by drafting a tight end like Michael Mayer out of Notre Dame.
Over the past few seasons, there has been a shift to more dynamic, athletic tight ends like Kyle Pitts. However, Mayer is more of a traditional tight end in that he likely plays closer to the offensive line and can be a threat both in the passing game also as an extra blocker on running plays.
For the past two seasons, Mayer has been a big part of the Fighting Irishs’ offense with over 800 receiving yards each season and a total of 16 receiving touchdowns. If the Giants elect to wait to address the wide receiver position, a tight end could have a bigger impact on the entire offense.