The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles were eliminated from the postseason last week, so it would be natural to think that this Week 17 matchup is meaningless for both teams. That would also be wrong.
For starters, we could possibly be witnessing the Elite Youth Reggie White Jersey end of a Hall of Fame coaching career with rumors swirling about the fate of Giants coach Tom Coughlin. The players continue to show their support and respect for him in the locker room, but it’s hard to ignore the poor results on the field in recent years.
The Giants have already guaranteed themselves Limited Kids Ryan Smyth Jersey a third straight losing season and a fourth consecutive playoff-less campaign. They are the only NFL team since 1990 (under the current postseason format) to follow a Super Bowl win by missing the playoffs in each of the next four seasons. Still, the Giants have a chance to salvage some pride and send their longtime coach out with a win if they can beat Philly.
Cincinnati Bengals: Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
After A.J. Green, the Bengals have depth issues looming at wide receiver. Thomas is at worst a high-end No. 2 wideout with good size and ability to go up and get the ball.
Denver Broncos: Jerald Hawkins, OT, LSU
It’s clear the Broncos need offensive tackle help, and it’ll be tricky finding one this late in the first round. Hawkins gets the nod over players like teammate Vadal Alexander or Le’Raven Clark of Texas Tech because of his athleticism and potential.
Arizona Cardinals: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State
The Cardinals will need help along the defensive line sooner than later, and a talent like Ogbah is too good to pass up with this choice. He’s a high-effort lineman whose attitude will fit perfectly in Arizona.
Carolina Panthers: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
Sure, the Panthers just drafted Kelvin Benjamin two years ago and Devin Funchess last year, but Doctson would be a fabulous addition to the receiving group. He’s a big-play threat who excels at high-pointing the ball.