When examining NFL rosters outside of the quarterback, there are a number of teams who appear primed for some big moments in the coming years. And one would think the New York Giants would fit into that category.

Not so much, says ESPN.

Despite the presence of young talents such as running back Saquon Barkley, wide receiver Sterling Shepard, defensive linemen B.J. Hill and Dexter Lawrence, linebacker Lorenzo Carter and safety Jabrill Peppers to name a few, ESPN had the Giants nearly bottom out in their future power rankings.

31. New York Giants
Overall score: 69.1

Why they’re here: No team’s 2019 offseason came under more scrutiny than the Giants’, as GM Dave Gettleman’s theme of audacity was apparent in free agency and the draft. From shipping away Odell Beckham Jr. and drafting Daniel Jones No. 6 overall, Gettelman feels as if he’s improved the Giants’ culture while finding a long-term quarterback fixture. While Jones could solve many of the potential long-term problems by becoming an outstanding player, the Giants’ roster is an inconsistent mesh of players who are ready to win now and a smaller, developmental portion. There isn’t much public trust in Gettleman’s decision-making, which could result in a long 2019 season.

Biggest worry: Has Gettleman made the right decision concerning the future performance of Eli Manning, the future performance of rookie first-round QB Jones and how well these two can perform without the services of one of the most explosive, naturally gifted WRs we have seen come into the NFL in as long time in Beckham? If he is right and this team will be able to win in both the short and long term, then he will look like a genius. I see the end approaching quickly for Manning, and have been on record as saying Dwayne Haskins was the best QB in the 2019 draft, but the Giants decided on Jones when Haskins was still on the board. I would not have gone that route.

What could change for the better: The Giants need a serious intervention to upgrade their idea of modern football schemes and drafting philosophies. The game is pass-first now, whether or not Gettleman wants it to be. But he and the entire organization could be saved if Jones proves more dynamic than most of the league thinks he is. If the Giants really drafted a caretaker quarterback at No. 6 overall, it will be difficult to recover.

It’s worth noting that none of the players mentioned earlier in this article, including Barkley, were even touched on in this evaluation of the Giants moving forward.

Ultimately, this is a few paragraphs of the typical talking points and the same rehashed echo-chamber narrative the Giants have been subjected to all offseason — a series of assumptions, some of which haven already been proven wrong, and a lot of whats ifs, maybes and repeated criticisms.

Once again, the Giants will benefit from the games being played. This is just another in a long list of skeptical takes that will be interesting to look back on six months from now.