Ok so we have Victor Cruz who is a slot receiver, Randle who is a possession receiver, a couple younger unproven guys like JJ and Murphy Jr. And now an aging has-been in MM who could never understand a game plan anyway and whos career was based on one SB catch. None of these guys profile as a #1 WR!!!
Also we don't have a decent TE to take any coverage away from any of these guys. Teams are going to double Cruz again all year, and make Randle try to beat them. He had a decent year last year but he lacks speed and deep threat potential.
Why is no one mentioning this? We NEED a #1 receiver, someone with speed who can play on the outside and be a deep threat. We all know Cruz functions best when he has a #1 guy to take some of the coverage off of him; thats when he kills you. The Giants have no one to do this. Both of the SB winning years the Giants used the dynamic of great outside receiver, great possessions receiver, and great slot guy. In 2007 it was Plax/Toomer/SS, and in 2011 it was Nicks/Manningham/Cruz respectively.
I believe this dynamic will lead to success again if it can be achieved. This is why I am advocating for the Giants to trade up for Watkins, do whatever they have to do to get him. He is NFL ready to start, he is an amazing deep threat, has the tools to do it all.