The Giants' offense is already generating tons of buzz with the overload of weapons available on the depth chart. And for other teams around the league, fear is starting to set in.
Led by star WR Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants possess above-average player at every position. Along with Beckham, Sterling Shepard will be another option in the receiving corps. At tight end, Evan Engram burst onto the scene last year as a pass-catching threat as well as one of Eli Manning's top end zone targets. And to round it all up, we all know what rookie RB Saquon Barkley is expected to bring to the table.
Looking at all of these options to work with, one AFC scout wouldn't want any defense to have to defend this group. So what should teams do?
"Pray for injuries and bad weather," the scout told NJ.com's Matt Lombardo.
Injuries is exactly what happened last year to the offense, though. The Giants' offense was slated to do damage, but Manning didn't have much to work with other than Engram after Week 5. Beckham and former WR Brandon Marshall both went down that week, and Shepard wasn't fully healthy at all throughout the season. The run game also failed to gain any ground just as it had in seasons prior.
But, barring any injuries, this scout believes this year's offensive weapons are a perfect fit for Manning in particular.
"My prediction is that if Eli has healthy targets, it'll open up the offense for the short throws and the long throws," the scout explained.
The short throws would likely be directed toward Barkley, whose pass-catching abilities are what makes him such a versatile back. Manning has several options on deep balls, and that's saying something considering Beckham's track record.
"They should be a good team, if they stay healthy," the scout said. "There's just too many weapons that can stretch the field vetically from Odell Beckham, to Evan Engram, and Sterling Shepard. Then you add in Saquon Barkley, and he can do some serious damage as well."
Only time will tell what this group is truly capable of as training camp starts to shed light on the subject. Head coach Pat Shurmur is expected to bring a refreshing look to an offense that has performed well under their capabilities for the past couple seasons under Ben McAdoo.
The Giants have played 33 games without scoring 30 points. That stat and more are expected to be broken in 2018.