While the wins didn't follow, the Giants set a good foundation for the future in 2019.
Highlighted by quarterback Daniel Jones, plenty of rookies were impact players for the G-men last season.
For their efforts, Pro Football Focus tabbed the group the fourth-best rookie class in the NFL.
Here's how PFF explains the Giants' placement in their rankings:
"We graded Daniel Jones as our 24th-ranked quarterback overall, but he had more success than many expected, throwing 24 touchdown passes. Defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, the Giants' second first-round pick, had the highest PFF grade of any rookie interior defensive lineman, and the team saw promising starts to the careers of late-round picks Darius Slayton and Julian Love."
In addition to their full analysis on the Giants' rookie class, wide receiver Darius Slayton was named the team's best value rookie pick. Overall, Slayton earned a 70.3 grade by Pro Football Focus as a rookie, which translates to their 52nd overall wide receiver in the NFL last season. Slayton was one of the Giants' fifth-round picks, No. 171 overall.
Also worth mentioning is defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence. At a 76.1 overall mark from PFF this season, the defender was the 19th best rating of any interior defensive lineman in the NFL via PFF's grading system, ranking ahead of players such as the Titans' Jurrell Casey and the Panthers' Gerald McCoy. Lawrence was one of three first-round picks for the Giants in 2019, the others being Jones and cornerback Deandre Baker.