Updated Wide Receiver Depth Chart for Giants Ahead of Training Camp
Forgettable. That's one word to describe the New York Giants' 2020 campaign. Even though the team finished second overall in the NFC East, a 6-10 record in what was football's worst division is nothing to be proud of. That's why New York will hope that its wide receivers can help them bounce back in 2021.
Here's a look at the Giants' updated WR depth chart for 2021.
Giants WR Depth Chart 2021
1. Kenny Golladay
Considering how the Giants brought in Kenny Golladay on a four-year, $72 million contract over the offseason, it makes sense that they expect him to be their No. 1 WR. The fifth-year wideout was limited to just five games in 2020, however, his previous seasons give Giants fans a lot to potentially be excited about. Golladay toppled 1,000 receiving yards in 2018 and 2019, recording 16 touchdowns in the two-season span. If he can even get close to being that player again, the Giants and their fans will be more than happy.
2. Darius Slayton
A fifth-round pick in 2019, Darius Slayton has emerged as the second-best wideout on the Giants' roster. Through two NFL seasons, he's tallied 1,491 receiving yards and 11 TDs. One thing that he does need to work on is his bad habit of dropping the ball. He had 6 drops in 2020, which translated to him dropping 6.3% of his targets.
3. Sterling Shepard
While he has missed 10 games over the last two seasons, Sterling Shepard has been consistent for the Giants whenever he takes the field. He's hovered around 600 or more receiving yards in each of his five NFL seasons, recording 20 touchdowns throughout his tenure. New York also doesn't have to worry about him dropping the ball often, as Shepard has recorded just one drop in each of his last two seasons.
4. Kadarius Toney
He might only be a rookie, but there's a serious possibility that Kadarius Toney could be the Giants' best wideout by the end of the season. The No. 20 overall pick in 2021 had a breakout campaign with the Florida Gators last season. Toney finished 2020 with a career-high in receptions (70), receiving yards (984) and touchdowns (10) in just seven games played.
5. John Ross
Injuries limited John Ross to just 11 games played over the last two seasons, but he should be a solid depth addition for the Giants. He has 733 receiving yards and 10 TDs in 27 career games.
6. Dante Pettis
7. C.J. Board
8. Austin Mack
9. Alex Bachman
10. Derrick Dillon
11. David Sills
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