The New York Giants have needs at just about every position and must address their personnel deficiencies this offseason.
Most notably, they will need to shore up their offensive line and finally add a true No. 1 wide receiver despite some previous protest by general manager Joe Schoen.
There won’t be an abundance of options in free agency but there will be some. And Pro Football Focus recently named the Giants as a potential landing spot for one of them — Michael Pittman Jr.
New York traded a third-round pick for tight end Darren Waller last offseason, but that experiment may already be a failure as he struggles to manage a nerve issue with his hamstring. The Giants have plenty of speed and slot receivers, please get Daniel Jones a big target on the outside.
The 26-year-old Pittman Jr. is coming off a career-best season in which he caught 109 passes for 1,152 yards and four touchdowns. He earned an overall PFF grade of 77.7 and a receiving grade of 80.0.
Both of those grades would have topped the Giants offensively.
At 6-foot-4 and 223 pounds, Pittman Jr. would provide New York the true big-bodied, downfield threat they’ve been missing for years. He would be an ideal complement to Wan’Dale Robinson, Jalin Hyatt, and Darius Slayton.