New York Giants had a fantastic NFL draft this year, but they landed several high upside players as undrafted free agents. Of course, we have been focusing on fourth overall pick Andrew Thomas and safety Xavier McKinney more than most, but diving into the unknown players that most overlook can sometimes be beneficial.
As we have seen in the past with players like Victor Cruz and even Ahmad Bradshaw being drafted in the seventh round, unexpected talent can emerge as productive players at the NFL level.
We have covered Binjimen Victor extensively the past few months, as his size and frame give Daniel Jones a quality target in the intermediate passing game. At 6-foot-4 and 198 pounds, Victor closely resembles AJ Green in terms of size. If he can add a bit of strength off the line of scrimmage, he can increase his efficiency on contested footballs and experience better releases.
Victor also has the size to be a solid red-zone threat, earning six touchdowns over 12 games in 2019. While he didn’t start until his senior season with the Ohio State Buckeyes, his emergence gives the Giants some underrated talent that could compete for the fourth spot on the wide receiver corps. He will be looking to dislodge Corey Coleman for the final slot, and after his injury last year, there is a solid chance that you could push him off the roster altogether.
While I do think it will take some time for Victor to adapt to the physicality and speed of the NFL, he has the tangible traits to become a productive player for the Giants.