Daniel Jones, And Who Else?


Daniel Jones is a really weird evaluation for a platitude of reasons. On one side, he’s had constant turnover issues, hasn’t really put up any amazing stats in terms of yards and touchdowns, and still seems to be plagued by processing issues. On the other hand, he’s shown notable signs of improvement in his short career so far. His PFF passing grade jumped from 65.6 his rookie year to 74.4 last year, as did his overall grade, rising from 65.9 to 78.4. Furthermore, his Big Time Throw% (PFF stat measuring “excellent passes”) increased, his Turnover Worthy Play% dropped, and his adjusted completion% increased as well. A large part of these notable changes was his improved deep ball.


Saquon Barkley. Devontae Booker. Done. Next. (Kidding, Kidding.)


Thankfully, the Giants upgraded their wide receiver group this off-season in numerous ways. It starts with the signing of Kenny Golladay, who inked a 4 year, 72 million dollar contract. A quick look at Golladay’s numbers shows a star receiver, having had two seasons over 1,000 yards (2018 and 2019), along with 79+ PFF receiving grades since 2018. When with Detroit, Golladay was known as a deep threat, someone who will win contested opportunities. Data backs this up, as his average depth of target has been over 14.5 yards three out of his four years in the league, and he’s caught 60.2% of contested targets in his career.


Evan Engram won’t be alone this year. The Giants added Kyle Rudolph on a two-year deal, who should see a prominent role in the red zone and as a blocker. I’ll be the first to admit Engram was really bad last year, as he seemingly forgot how to catch a football with 8 drops. He was fed targets though, with 102 total, but he was treated like a possession receiver by Jason Garrett, seen in his measly average depth of target of 7.4 yards. Engram’s known for his athleticism, but it hasn’t shown in the NFL on a consistent basis yet. He’ll make plays like this though that keep bringing you back:



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Ajay Patel

Ajay Patel

Undergraduate student at University of Rochester. Writes about sports.