Jamon Brown and Corey Coleman are living proof of the “what do you have to lose” strategy when it comes to assembling a roster as a 3-8 football team.
The Giants aren’t very good.
Brown looks like a legitimate starting guard beyond this season and Coleman has flashed his potential in the return game while also possessing the ability to be a cheap option opposite Odell Beckham Jr.
So, who’s the next Jamon Brown or Corey Coleman who could help add depth to the Giants roster for next season?
Well, let’s give it a look.
I think this will be Evan Engram’s last season with the Giants.
He’s seen his role reduced (click here to read more on that) and he’s dealt with both knee and hamstring injuries that have kept him out for a number of games.
A guy like Coby Fleener, who hasn’t played all season, was reportedly still looking to make a comeback to football after some concussion-related issues.
He’s caught at least 50 passes in four of his six NFL seasons and just two years ago he signed a $36 million contract with the New Orleans Saints.
There’s no getting around it:
Luke Joeckel was terrible last season with the Seattle Seahawks (Pro Football Focus grade of 44.5)
But I just don’t understand how a man who was once the second overall pick in the draft is all of a sudden not even worth a roster spot somewhere.
Chad Wheeler has been horrible (Pro Football Focus grade of 46.2) and I don’t see any reason why the Giants can’t just have an open tryout at right tackle as the season dwindles down.
Joeckel played guard last season but he was drafted to be a tackle.
It feels like he’s been in the league forever but NaVorro Bowman is just 30 years old and he was legitimately productive for the Raiders last season (89 tackles).
The Giants once took a flyer on Jon Beason at the end of his career and it panned out.
As Beason became a captain and eventually earned a nice paycheck based on his strong play and ability to “call” a defense.
With Alec Ogletree being incredibly expensive, I don’t see any reason why Bowman can’t be Beason 2.0 and replace an overpaid Ogletree.
The Giants have the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history on their roster (Odell Beckham Jr.) and former second-round pick Sterling Shepard as his Robin in the slot.
They don’t need to invest any more high draft capital or big-time money on a wide receiver.
Kendall Wright could be a nice veteran complement to both of them.
He caught 59 passes last season with the Chicago Bears and was recently released by the Arizona Cardinals.