Yesterday, we told you we felt the Giants would basically remain in their bunker until after the draft. Our friend over at Big Blue View, Ed Valentine gives his take on what the Giants are prioritizing in the remaining days of free agency. READ
For those of you who have been asking if the Giants would be willing to trade Victor Cruz to the Jets for Darrelle Revis, the answer is....no. Not because they don't like Revis, but because he will be more costly in the long run than Cruz. Revis would have to be paid as the top defender in the NFL. The Giants don't have that kind of cap space. Tampa Bay does, and that is why the Jets are trying to work out a deal with them.
Plus...the Giants want to keep Cruz, who still has eleven days to field offer sheets from other teams. This far, no teams have shown interest in the RFA and it appears his rights will revert to the Giants. They want to get a deal done before or during the season. Anything is possible, but it's doubtful they will enter free agency next year with both Hakeem Nicks and Cruz as UFAs.
I see that our partners over at PFT have the Giants selecting Notre Dame TE Tyler Eifert in the first round. I agree Eifert would be hard to pass up, but the Giants have three TEs on their roster they like (Bear Pascoe, Adrien Robinson and Brandon Myers) and it's doubtful they'll carry a fourth.
They just signed Myers, who was fourth in the NFL in receptions last year among TEs. Robinson is (as we all know) perhaps the Giants' most prized prospect and Pascoe is the best blocker of the group. Eifert is not known for his blocking.
This scenario would only happen if the Giants release Robinson and sign him back to to the practice squad, for which he is still eligible. Don't count on this happening. They will not risk exposing the "JPP of TEs" to the rest of the league. Especially after last year, when they got burned trying to sneak Jake Ballard through waivers.
In addition, PFT has the Giants passing on OTs Lane Johnson and DJ Fluker, which many believe is highly unlikely.