2018 Disaster Draft: The New York Giants

The New York Giants have (mostly) cleaned house, getting rid of out of touch 1980s movie gym coach Ben McAdoo, and scion of the Reese’s Peanut Butter fortune, Jerry Reese. They hit a soft reset, but Eli is still making his way back. This is after they benched him for no good reason, so expect a lot of fluff pieces about how amazing Eli is at his job (throwing interceptions for three quarters and looking goofy on the sidelines). It’s hard to say what the Giants want to do with their roster this season, but there are still plenty of talented players who wouldn’t get shown the door in a disaster draft.

Lost to Free Agency: Shane Vereen, D.J. Fluker, Justin Pugh, Jonathon Casillas, Geno “Flat Earth” Smith, John “Oh my God how wide is John Greco seriously look at his official player picture” Greco

The No Doubters:

Players POS. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Eli Manning QB $22,200,000 $23,200,000 UFA
Jason Pierre-Paul DE $17,500,000 $19,500,000 $17,500,000 UFA
Olivier Vernon DE $17,000,000 $19,500,000 $19,500,000 UFA
Damon Harrison DT $9,600,000 $8,600,000 $10,850,000 UFA
Odell Beckham, Jr. WR $8,459,000 UFA
Evan Engram TE $2,435,978 $2,923,173 $3,410,371 UFA
Landon Collins FS $1,947,450 UFA

Eli is obviously back, as they’ve done enough embarrassing things regarding him being a part of the future. They need to smooth all that garbage over before absolutely destroying the goodwill of their fans. He gets his top two targets back in Beckham and Engram. Then we get the absolute strength of the Giants on display, as JPP, Vernon and Snacks Harrison are no doubters. Landon Collins is one of the best free safeties in the NFL and is an obvious keep candidate. From there, things get… dicey.

 

The More-Than-Likely Staying:

Players POS. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Janoris Jenkins CB $13,000,000 $12,250,000 $12,250,000 UFA
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB $8,500,000 UFA
Eli Apple CB $4,132,451 $4,821,193 UFA
Sterling Shepard WR $1,621,247 $1,891,454 UFA
Wayne Gallman RB $659,912 $749,912 $839,912 UFA
Rhett Ellison TE $3,750,000 $5,750,000 $6,250,000 UFA
Dalvin Tomlinson DT $1,039,114 $1,246,937 $1,454,759 UFA
Paul Perkins RB $693,137 $783,137 UFA
Davis Webb QB $821,605 $984,605 $1,149,105 UFA

The cornerbacks are all maybes because they’re absolute nutcases, just pure unfiltered nutter butters. All of them ended up suspended at one point or another last season, but a new regime will overlook past indiscretions. If Jenkins doesn’t shape up, his $24.5 million between 2019 and 2020 will be harder to swallow. Then you get a bunch of unheralded, just okay offensive weapons. Sterling Shepard was neither sterling nor a shepherd in 2017. Gallman and Perkins were part of an insane three hundred person backfield last year. Rhett Ellison is apparently a good blocking tight end, and the Giants roster is so bad, that is something we want to hang onto. Dalvin Tomlinson is a step down from the big three but was a decent rotational defensive lineman. Davis Webb is also a player on the New York Giants.

 

The Leftovers:

The following players, mercifully, throw off the yoke of the New York Giants to join one of two completely made up teams that had their entire rosters destroyed for some insane reason… the Mexico City Conquistadors and the St. Louis Arches.

Players POS. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Brandon Marshall WR $6,156,250 UFA
Ereck Flowers LT $4,579,184 UFA
John Jerry G $4,125,000 $4,125,000 UFA
Dwayne Harris WR $4,050,000 $4,050,000 UFA
Brad Wing P $2,025,000 $2,125,000 UFA
Ray-Ray Armstrong OLB $1,237,500 UFA
Zak DeOssie LS $1,015,000 UFA
Darian Thompson FS $939,284 $1,039,284 UFA
Nick Becton LT $790,000 UFA
B.J. Goodson ILB $775,551 $865,554 UFA
Kristjan Sokoli G $705,000 RFA
Jordan Williams DT $705,000 RFA
Tim Scott SS $705,000 ERFA
Jerell Adams TE $665,713 $755,716 UFA
Roger Lewis WR $636,168 RFA
Romeo Okwara DE $635,000 RFA
Kalif Raymond WR $630,000 RFA
Canaan Severin WR $630,000 ERFA
Thurston Armbrister OLB $630,000 $720,000 UFA
Andrew Adam S $630,000 RFA
Brandon Dixon CB $630,000 RFA
Jeremiah McKinnon CB $630,000 ERFA
Marshall Koehn K $630,000 ERFA
Avery Moss DE $618,692 $708,692 $798,694 UFA
Chad Wheeler T $561,666 $651,668 RFA
Calvin Munson ILB $558,333 $648,334 RFA
Marquis Bundy WR $555,000 ERFA
Amba Etta-Tawo WR $555,000 ERFA
Hunter Sharp WR $555,000 ERFA
Terrell Watson RB $555,000 ERFA
Kyle Carter TE $555,000 ERFA
Adam Bisnowaty T $555,000 ERFA
Ethan Cooper G $555,000 ERFA
Damien Mama T $555,000 ERFA
Curtis Grant ILB $555,000 ERFA
Donte Deayon S $555,000 ERFA
Ryan Murphy FS $555,000 ERFA
Austin Rehkow P $555,000 ERFA
Aldrick Rosas K $555,000 ERFA
Jessamen Dunker T $483,333 $648,334 RFA
Josh Banks DT $480,833 $645,834 RFA
Keeon Johnson WR $480,000 $645,000 RFA
Darius Powe WR $480,000 ERFA
Jalen Simmons RB $480,000 ERFA
Laurence Gibson T $480,000 ERFA
Derrick Mathews ILB $480,000 ERFA
Ishaq Williams OLB $480,000 ERFA

 

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