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Mailbag: Could Giants boost WR depth in draft?

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Old Bronx Boy Joe in Georgia: Why isn't WR Terrace Marshall even in the draft conversation for the Giants? He has excellent stats, speed and hands. At 6-4, he should be a nightmare for CB's to cover.

John Schmeelk: A number of callers to Big Blue Kickoff Live (weekdays at noon on the Giants app and website) have talked about Marshall. If he is on the board when the Giants select at 42nd overall, he might be a consideration. There are many analysts who believe, however, that he will be off the board somewhere in the draft's first 40 picks. It is easy to understand why.

Terrace Marshall was listed at 6-3 and 200 pounds as a junior at LSU. He will turn 21 in June. His testing numbers at his Pro Day are expected to be elite. In his three years at LSU, he has lined up all over the formation and has shown the ability to win at all levels of the defense. He can run past defenders and make contested catches. So why not make him an option at 11th overall? His consistency and production has not been at the same level as top wide receivers such as Ja'Marr Chase and Devonta Smith. In his past two seasons for the Tigers, Marshall has totaled 94 catches for 1392 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Devonta Smith in 2020: 117 catches, 1856 yards, 23 TD's

Ja'Marr Chase in 2019: 84 catches 1780 yards, 20 TD's

Mike in Massachussets: I feel like the Giants needed to add some length to their receiving group, perhaps in the later rounds to develop as a possession-type.

John Schmeelk: The Giants already signed FA deep threat Kenny Golladay, but there's always a chance they take a look at a possession receiver later in the draft.

If you were seeking a taller receiver after the first round, you might start with Terrace Marshall. Rashod Bateman would be the other slightly more bigger-bodied wide receivers left on the second or third day. This group would also include Sage Surratt, Austin Watkins, Nico Collins, Seth Williams and Josh Palmer.

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