28. New York Giants
The 2017 season was a disappointing campaign for the New York Giants but there’s a whole new regime in place. General manager Dave Gettleman takes over the front office with head coach Pat Shurmur. Their first offseason together isn’t something fans can complain about.
The team traded for Alec Ogletree and signed even more pass rush help with Kareem Martin. By in large, the most important signing of them all was Nate Solder. After the pummeling Eli Manning took last season, he gets a brick wall to cover his blindside. Pair those signings with the return of Odell Beckham, Brandon Marshall with the rest of the injured calvary and there’s reason to be optimistic about success in 2018.
Who the Giants select No. 2 overall pick in April will determine a huge chunk of that success in 2018. Selecting a rookie quarterback is planning for the future while a running back like Saquon Barkley provides immediate results. Gettleman’s commitment to Manning shows the team’s urge to win now we’ll have a better understanding of that come April.
Even with some solid acquisitions, the roster still leaves much to be desired. Bolstering the offensive line still must be the top priority but health will still be the determining factor.