The Giants' offseason moves revolved around WR Odell Beckham Jr. instead of revamping the offensive line, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.
Raanan gave the Giants a "B" as Giants general manager Jerry Reese didn't acquire a top talent in the draft to put into the offensive line. However, with the Giants scoring only 19.4 points per game last season, new weapons for QB Eli Manning to use isn't a bad thing whatsoever.
The additions of WR Brandon Marshall and TE Evan Engram will hopefully open things up for Beckham as they both create a matchup challenge for opposing defenses along with WR Sterling Shepard.
Defense was also a point for the Giants this offseason, especially with the re-signing of DE Jason Pierre-Paul. The 28-year-old signed a four-year, $62 million deal with $40 million guaranteed which many were sketpical about. Raanan thought it needed to be done.
"The Giants survived for a while without Pierre-Paul late last year, but it showed in the playoff when Aaron Rodgers had all day to throw," Raanan wrote. "Re-signing Pierre-Paul was a move the Giants had to make in order for their defense to not experience a drop-off."
The Giants didn't retain DT Johnathan Hankins, but drafting DT Dalvin Tomlinson out of Alabama filled that void.
If there was something to change, Raanan believes the offensive line could have gotten an upgrade at the expense of Marshall. Though the Giants got the veteran wideout for cheap, the team's woes on the line, he thinks, needed more attention. They added G D.J. Fluker, the Chargers' 2013 first round pick, and drafted T Adam Bisnowaty to add some competition.
"The Giants have done their best to sell a leaner and improved Flowers this offseason, but even they acknowledge that nobody will know if their tackles won't be a problem again until we see them playing at full speed in pads this summer," Raanan said.
Overall, Raanan believes the Giants have no excuse to play poorly on offense this season, and the defense should be able to produce their same results from last season where they ranked second in points allowed.