Should the Giants target WR DeMarcus Robinson in free agency?

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The New York Giants have an underreported need at the wide receiver position. They may look to a player buried on the depth chart of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs to fill that need.

DeMarcus Robinson is a 2016 fourth-round (126th overall) selection out of Florida. He has appeared in 64 games with 23 starts, catching 75 passes for 949 yards and eight touchdowns. In 2019, Robinson played 70 percent of the Chiefs’ offensive snaps. He had career highs in receptions (32), receiving yards (449), and yards per reception (14.0).

The 6-foot-1, 203-pound Robinson gets often lost in a wide receiver tandem that includes Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, and Mecole Hardman. Travis Kelce, one of the NFL’s best tight ends, also takes receptions away from Robinson.

The Chiefs have 20 impending free agents, including standout defensive lineman Chris Jones. In addition, they have to deal with a new contract for Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes and Kelce is set to give the team what has been described as a “friendly nudge” in terms of contract negotiations. All of this means the Chiefs are unlikely to retain Robinson.

Robinson wasted no words when describing what he brings to the table in an appearance on The NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football”.

“I bring a lot to the game,” Robinson said. “My down-the-field, my vertical plays I can make on the team, and I got a lot of speed. A lot of us got a lot of speed on the Kansas City Chiefs, and I think I’m a guy that can make a lot of plays.”

The Giants currently have much uncertainty at the wide receiver position.

Sterling Shepard has always been a great complimentary receiver. However, he’s missed 11 games in four seasons due to injury, including six in 2019 after suffering two concussions. Golden Tate will turn 32 after the start of training camp. After missing the first four games while serving a suspension, Tate posted a career low in receiving yards (676) but was second on the team in receiving touchdowns.

Rookie Darius Slayton, a fifth-round pick, led the Giants in both receiving yards (740) and receiving touchdowns (eight) in just 14 games of action. Will he take the next step in his evolution and become the Giants’ No. 1 receiver? Da’Mari Scott and David Sills are both question marks while Corey Coleman, Cody Core, Cody Latimer, and Russell Shepard are all unrestricted free agents.

– Curtis Rawls is a Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage and covers the NFL and the New York Giants. Please like and follow on Facebook and Twitter. Curtis can be followed on Twitter @CuRawls203.

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