New York Giants: Eli Apple vs. William Gay
The New York Giants went into the 2017 season with the expectation that they were going to be a playoff team. They were coming off a year that saw them go to the playoffs as a Wild Card team, and the thought was they made the necessary moves to take it to the next level.
Well, everything fell apart for the G-Men, and when the dust settled, their head coach and general manager were shown the door. As they head into 2018, the team has done a nice job adding some great draft picks, and in the secondary, a veteran may push a former first round selection for a starting job at cornerback.
Eli Apple had a solid season in 2016, and many thought he would live up to his first round selection. In 2017, just like the rest of the team around him, Apple had a miserable season, as he isolated teammates, and played some of the worst cornerback in all of football.
On the other side of the coin, William Gay had another solid season as a depth player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he may get a chance to start in New York. He has always been a good player during his time with the Steelers, and the Giants may want to pull the plug on Apple if he falters early.
The bottom line is, the Giants went out and solidified their offensive line this offseason, which was their biggest weakness in 2017. The drafting of Saquon Barkley gives them an electric player at running back, and with so many weapons on offense, this defense better step up if the Giants are going to be competitive in a very tough NFC East in 2018.