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Big Problems in the Big Apple

The New York Giants so far have proven that their on-field product is far from promising this season. After losing six of the first seven games of their season, it is safe to say that the Giants will most likely be drafting early in the spring’s 2019 NFL Draft. Following their Monday night loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the organization made two moves on the defensive side of the ball.

The Giants sent defensive end Damon Harrison to the Detroit Lions and cornerback Eli Apple to the New Orleans Saints. The Harrison deal returned a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft.

The Apple trade brought back a fourth-round pick in this year’s draft and a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Potentially, more moves could be made leading up to the October 30th NFL trade deadline. As of now New York holds nine selections at their disposal for this spring’s upcoming draft.

After selecting running back Saquon Barkley second overall in the first round of last spring’s draft, the rookie has done nothing but turn heads so far in New York despite the lack of success from the team as a whole.

Providing solid offensive production both on the ground and in the receiving game, the rookie standout clearly needs help around him.

A young and talented rookie like Barkley will go to waste if the team fails to surround him with better talent than that which is currently playing alongside him. So far, he has proven he can be the bell-cow running back for the Giants’ future. However if they do not fill the holes at quarterback, with Eli Manning starting to lose the battle with father time, and on the offensive line, Barkley will only be able to produce so much for so long.

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