As Giants fans know, New York’s 2015 receiving corps pretty much was Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham, as good as he is, can't do it by himself. Per Inside Football, despite Beckham topping his rookie yardage production, he and the rest of the Giants receivers combined to catch just 2,855 of Eli Manning’s 4,432 passing yards—64.4 percent, which is a drop from the 3,140 yards caught by the receivers (71.2 percent) in 2014.
Certainly it would be a surprise if the Giants don’t address the receiver position in both free agency and in the draft.
Assuming the Giants do land a solid complement to Beckham, looking to draft at this position sometime on Day 3 would make sense.
Before going into the reasoning, it would be surprising if Rueben Randle and Hakeem Nicks are back in 2016. Myles White, Ben Edwards and Geremy Davis are all in line to compete for playing time, and Dwayne Harris will probably have just as big of a role in the offense as he did last year.
Victor Cruz? He’s already missed nearly two seasons of football and is in no way guaranteed to be the same player he was prior to his initial knee injury.
Even so, with his salary-cap figure continuing to rise, and with Cruz set to turn 30 in November, the Giants will probably want to restock with some younger talent via the draft.
One such prospect who fits the Giants’ classic mold regarding receivers with good size and height is Paul McRoberts of Southeast Missouri State, who stands 6’2” and weighs 202 pounds.
On tape, Roberts is a long strider who moves well and who seems to have a taste for the physical part of the game and who uses his hands well to fight off the jam.
He also uses his height in going for the ball at the high point but, as Lance Zierlein of NFL.com notes, Roberts has trouble with some of the lower balls and needs to run crisper routes.
Despite his rawness, McRoberts, who last year posted a team-leading 940 yards on 76 receptions in 11 games with nine touchdowns and four 100-yard games, appears to have enough upside to where if he’s willing to work at his craft at the next level and absorb coaching, he might just develop into a solid NFL receiver.