There is no shortage of talent at the wide receiver position in the NFC East. The Dallas Cowboys certainly headline the position with Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, and Michael Gallup. That is arguably the best wideout trio in the National Football League.
Additionally, Terry McLaurin has emerged as, arguably, a top-10 receiver in football. Washington drafted McLaurin in the third-round of the 2019 draft. McLaurin has way outplayed his draft capital — despite mediocre quarterback play.
Philadelphia and New York are still looking to upgrade their wide receiver units this offseason. There is a possibility that the Eagles take one of the draft’s top receiver prospects with their sixth overall draft pick. The Giants also hold a top-11 pick, but it was made well-known that New York wanted to add a pass catcher in free agency.
Daniel Jones has not proven to be a reliable starting quarterback thus far in the early stages of his career. To be fair though, the 2019 sixth overall pick has not had the most talent at the skill positions to work with. Perhaps adding a legit number one option would help in Jones’ development.
GIANTS ADD FREE AGENCY’S TOP WIDEOUT
The Giants went out and made a move to help quarterback Daniel Jones. Reports surfaced on Wednesday that former Detroit Lions receiver Kenny Golladay will be heading to the Big Apple to play for the Giants in the NFC East.
The #Giants and Kenny Golladay have a 4 year, $72M deal with a max of $76M with $40m guaranteed
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2021
CBS Sports NFL and Dallas Cowboys insider Patrik Walker was the first to report things were trending towards Golladay heading to New York. New York gets a Pro Bowl target to pair with running back Saquon Barkley for Jones to work with on the offensive side of the ball.
Golladay has a pair of 1,000-yard receiving seasons in his four-year career. The biggest knock on the 2017 third-round draft pick is his ability — or inability — to stay healthy. The newest Giants wideout has played a full season just once and is coming off a year where he only played in five contests.
Injury concerns aside, Golladay is a big get for the Giants. He gives head coach Joe Judge and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett a real weapon to work with in the passing game. Golladay should complement receivers Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton well, which should open things up for Barkley on the ground.
The Dallas Cowboys already have a glaring hole in the secondary, and the addition of Golladay to the division does no favors. Cornerback is among the biggest areas for the team to address this offseason. Caleb Farley, Patrick Surtain II, and Jaycee Horn are real options for the Cowboys at 10th overall.
Investing in the passing game is the way to go in the NFL. New York is hoping their investment in Golladay will pay off for them.
WASHINGTON ADDS EXPLOSIVE WEAPON
Washington is hoping their signing of Ryan Fitzpatrick will make their offense more explosive. The veteran quarterback is known for his gun-slinging, backyard-style of football. That will undoubtedly make Washington’s offense much more visually pleasing than the product that the team put out last year.
The Football Team has since added former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel. Samuel and current Washington wideout Terry McLaurin were teammates at Ohio State. Both will put stress on the Dallas Cowboys secondary, thanks to their playmaking ability.
The Dallas Cowboys need to invest in the defensive backfield to offset the moves that their division rivals are making. Dallas added former Pro Bowl defensive back Keanu Neal on Saturday. The Cowboys also have reported interest in Damontae Kazee and Malik Hooker.
It appears that the Dallas Cowboys and the NFC East as a whole will be improved in 2021.
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