New York Giants: Top 5 Free-Agent Fits at Wide Receiver

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New York Giants: Top 5 Free-Agent Fits at Wide Receiver
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With the NFL Scouting Combine just about wrapped for this year, the New York Giants and the rest of the NFL will soon be turning their full attention to the upcoming free-agency period which begins on March 9.

The Giants, as readers no doubt know, have a lot of needs across the roster and a lot of cash—Over the Cap projects New York as having about $58.9 million in salary-cap space, a number that could swell north of $60 million if the team works out a lower cap number for receiver Victor Cruz before the start of free agency.

To help get you ready for free agency, I’m going to focus on a different position of need for Big Blue and give you five players who, if the price is right, might be a good fit.

Let’s start with wide receiver.

Rueben Randle is set to become a free agent. Despite the wideout's age (24), it was interesting that in his combine press conference with the media, head coach Ben McAdoo was reluctant to say the least about Randle’s return while being more definitive about Cruz’s return from two significant injuries.

Whether that means McAdoo and the Giants have decided to move on from Randle—and that wouldn’t be surprising if they have—remains to be seen.

The problem, though, is with the 29-year-old Cruz still very much a question mark, there’s really no one on the roster right now who could serve as a complementary receiver to Odell Beckham Jr.

Cincinnati’s Mohamed Sanu, who played his college ball at Rutgers, has been mentioned as a potential Giants free-agent target by CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora. Sanu has caught just 62.1 percent of his career receiving targets for 1,854 yards, 901 of which have come after the catch. The biggest concern with Sanu? He has 11 career touchdowns and 22 career dropped passes.

With Alshon Jeffery of the Bears having been designated as the team’s franchise player, let’s look at which other young receivers approaching their prime might be out there for the Giants to pursue.

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