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2020 NFL Trade Deadline: The New York Giants need to take one small step back so they can leap forward in 2021

Sep 27, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) gains yards after catch against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants find themselves in similar positions in 2020 — each has endured most of the teardown and is now building back up. The Giants effectively chose to ignore the reality of their rebuild, and it’s why they’re still one of the worst teams in the NFL three seasons removed from having the No. 2 overall pick in 2018.

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They followed that up by giving away draft capital to no avail, acquiring Leonard Williams in a trade when they had Dexter Lawrence, Dalvin Tomlinson and B.J. Hill already on the roster. Calling that move a “head-scratcher” would be putting it kindly. Nevertheless, the Giants are unsurprisingly right back where it all began — headed for a top-10 pick.

At 1-6, with the lone win coming against the Washington Football Team, this Giants team may think it would be best suited competing for the (somehow) attainable NFC East crown, but the smart route would be to sell at the deadline and add more youth to this roster via the 2021 NFL Draft

If you said the word “tank” around Joe Judge, he’d probably spontaneously combust. To be clear, that’s not at all what we’re suggesting. However, offloading a veteran or two for draft picks would be very wise.

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