2020 NFL Power Rankings: New York Giants
Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Here is where the New York Giants rank in terms of average, best and worst:
- Average ranking: 27.8 (29th)
- Best ranking: 26th (ESPN)
- Worst ranking: 31st (USA Today)
Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Giants in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 27
A few weeks ago, The Athletic's Dan Duggan documented Joe Judge's every move during a Giants practice. “The drill is simple: An offensive player stands at the 5-yard line with a ball resting next to him on a blocking dummy. A defensive player lines up directly across from the runner at the goal line. When a coach blows the whistle, the offensive player picks up the ball and charges straight into the defensive player,” wrote Duggan. “A violent collision is not only unavoidable, it's designed to occur.” The truth is I would have read a piece like that about every Giants practice. I can't get enough of Judge. After a player suffered an injury in that drill, he explained that the Steelers were not going to be coming to MetLife Stadium to hug the Giants in Week 1 and that he needed to get his team prepared for the physicality of live games. If nothing else, Judge has made the Giants entertaining and relevant. Maybe his methods will work and they'll challenge for a playoff spot. Maybe he'll be a massive failure and won't last the season. Maybe he'll be the next governor of New Jersey. I have no idea how this is going to play out, but I'll be paying close attention.
CBS Sports -- Rank: 27
New coach Joe Judge does have talent on offense in Daniel Jones and Saquan Barkley. But is the line good enough? What about the receivers? The defense has issues at corner.
USA Today -- Rank: 31
Anyone else notice buzz around RB Wayne Gallman? It's almost as if G-Men should consider moving Saquon Barkley before they squander him …
ESPN -- Rank: 26
Is Daniel Jones the real deal?
Jordan Raanan: This will determine whether the Giants will have a successful season and future. They have invested heavily in the second-year quarterback, and now is the time to find out whether he can develop into a top-end starter. In order to do that, he will have to cut down on the fumbles. The only way to find out whether he has fixed that problem is to see him in games when he isn't wearing a red don't-touch-him jersey.
NFL.com -- Rank: 28
Is this the year Evan Engram blows up? There are few tight ends who can match Engram from a pure skills standpoint, but it's fair to wonder if Engram's body will ever allow him to develop into the superstar trapped within. Production has declined in each of his past two seasons as injuries piled up, but he enters 2020 healthy and ready for a major role in a Jason Garrett offense that loves to utilize the tight end. Engram has a high ceiling and low floor -- it makes him a pretty neat representation of where we see the Giants' offense as a whole entering this season.
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