And perhaps one of the most alarming stat of all was that except for Shepard (53.8 percent), not one other Giants wide receiver finished with a 50 percent (or better) contested catch rate last season, Tate finishing precisely at 50 percent and Slayton at 31.8 percent. Then there is the injury factor. Shepard has missed ten games over the last two seasons, including four last year, due to injury and Tate missed four over that same period because of injury.
For the New York Giants, trading down in the NFL draft certainly has its benefits. Gettleman and the Giants, who saw the Philadelphia Eagles leapfrog ahead of them in the first round of this year's draft to select Alabama wide receiver Devonta Smith (believed to be one of the Giants’ top targets had he been there at No. learned from their past when it comes to drafting.
The New York Giants have not seen much on-field success over the past decade, but that hasn’t damaged their overall value. In fact, even the COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t stop Big Blue from increasing in value over the past year. Last July, Forbes released their annual sports franchise value rankings and the Giants had climbed from No.