The Giants are Stocked with Talented Wide Receivers
By Craig J. Santucci | Managing Editor
Eli Manning and Giants Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo might have the best receiving corp in the history of the franchise.
It is understandable that New York Giants wide receivers Victor Cruz and the 2014 NFL Offensive Rookie of Year, Odell Beckham Jr. will grab the headlines on and off the field; however, Rueben Randle, Dwayne Harris, Corey Washington, Marcus “Soup” Harris and rookie Geremy Davis are an impressive group.
1. Odell Beckham Jr. – 5′ 11″ 198 lbs. – OBJ must continue to improve on the field patience and poise. Sky’s the limit for this rare talent. He will continue to be the number one receiver for Eli Manning and the focus of the McAdoo’s offense.
2. Victor Cruz – 6′ 0″ 204 lbs. – working his way back from injury (torn patella), Cruz has started running and has potential to be ready for week 1. With back up options available, there is no reason to rush the star wide receiver.
3. Rueben Randle – 6’0″ 208 lbs. – has a knack for making a great catch and dropping the easy ones. Tends to “dog it” off the line, needs more explosion in his game. Dwayne Harris and Geremy Davis will challenge him for playing time.
4. Dwayne Harris – 5’10” 202 lbs. – major off-season acquisition from the Dallas Cowboys. Great speed and field vision. Deadly in space with the ball in his hands and will make an impact on the kick/punt return teams day 1. His arrival will also most likely end the tenure of Preston Parker and will step in as the 4th receiver.
5. Marcus Harris – 6’1″ 187 lbs. – didn’t see much field time in 2014. Has the confidence and the hands to make plays, needs to contribute on special teams and shoot for 5th receiver spot.
6. Geremy Davis – 6’2″ 216 lbs. – the rookie from UCONN will be asked to contribute on special teams in year one. Super Bowl hero David Tyree is mentoring him on becoming a complete special teams player.
Bubble: Preston Parker and Julian Talley