The New York Giants are entering a new phase of their franchise as they begin their first season with Ben McAdoo as their head coach. McAdoo will have one of the richest Giants teams in franchise history and could dominate free agency, according to USA Today. With around $57 million in cap space according to Spotrac (and that number could grow), the Giants will look to reload for another season in the tumultuous NFC East.
The G-Men have several needs, but let us start with defensive end. With the injury to Jason Pierre-Paul's hand and his inability to wrap up opposing players, the Giants will likely see him hit free agency, giving them a huge need at defensive end. When you factor in that most of their other defensive ends are about to hit free agency as well, New York could be looking at a complete overhaul.
The Giants will likely pursue players such as Olivier Vernon, Malik Jackson or Muhammad Wilkerson, according to NJ.com. Wilkerson makes sense due to his ties with the Jets and the New York area already, but he is likely to be franchise tagged. Vernon or Jackson would automatically increase this pass rush, but the Giants must make sure not to pay too much for an edge rusher.
The next position they will look to is linebacker, and there are a lot of quality linebackers in this free agent class, but the Giants will only need a few of them. Players like Danny Trevathan, Derrick Johnson, Brandon Marshall, Bruce Irvin, or even Von Miller would make an instant impact. Now of course Miller will likely be tagged, but imagine the production the Giants could get if they brought in some of these guys.
Then there is the defensive backfield that needs a complete overhaul. With Prince Amukamara likely to leave in free agency, New York may either be faced with paying him a larger amount to stay, or signing some new playmakers for the future. The Giants could be selecting between Janoris Jenkins, Casey Hayward, Trumaine Johnson, Sean Smith or Josh Norman as a brand new member of this secondary. They are likely to look for someone to pair with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and newly drafted safety Landon Collins.
Additionally, the Giants are in need of a receiver, but could look to the draft rather than overpay for a solid number two. If teams don't get into a bidding war for Mohammed Sanu, he could be the player that comes in and replaces the departing Rueben Randle.