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Giants Now: Big Blue chosen as NFC East sleeper

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Giants chosen as NFC East sleeper team by former NFL coach

The Giants surprised many people outside of the organization this past season with their performance on the field.

In the first year under head coach Brian Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen, the Giants went 9-7-1 as they made the postseason for the first time since 2016 and won their first playoff victory since Super Bowl XLVI.

According to one former NFL coach, Big Blue might have some more magic in them this upcoming season.

In a column for The 33rd Team, Marty Mornhinweg, a coach in the NFL for 25 years, and Dave Wannstedt, former head coach of the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins, chose teams "that could surprise" from each division in 2023 - some in a positive way and others in a negative manner.

When it came to the NFC East, the Giants were the choice as the team that could exceed expectations.

"Can the New York Giants create some magic again after a pretty good run last season?" wrote Mornhinweg. "Can they improve after reaching the playoffs and winning a wild-card game? The Giants could be a surprise team again."

The Giants were considered by many in the media to be one of the big winners of the 2023 NFL Draft after they landed cornerback Deonte Banks, center John Michael Schmitz and wide receiver Jalin Hyatt with their first three selections.

This came after Schoen got the offseason started by re-signing quarterback Daniel Jones and placing the franchise tag on running back Saquon Barkley. He then acquired tight end Darren Waller in a trade with the Las Vegas Raiders, and veterans Bobby Okereke, Parris Campbell, Rakeem Nunez-Roches and A'Shawn Robinson, among several others, during free agency.

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