New York Giants pick up Leonard Williams and Wan’Dale Robinson for Week 6 game against Ravens

October 18, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants defensive end Leonard Williams (99) celebrates with linebacker Tae Crowder (48) against the Washington Football Team during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta – USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants prepare to face the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6 starting at 1 p.m. However, the team should pick up several impact players, or at the very least, guys who can produce on both sides of football and contribute to a potential fifth win of the season.

The Giants will pick up star inside defenseman Leonard Williams and rookie second-round pick Wan’Dale Robinson for Sunday’s game, giving both sides of the game a huge boost. Williams played in just 87 snaps before collapsing just before the second half against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. He contributed four pressures in that game with three tackles. Williams is one of the best managed defensemen in the NFL, and with Dexter Lawrence playing at an All-Pro level, the combination should be electrifying going forward.

Williams is an incredibly durable and dependable player, having not missed a game through injury before missing the last three with an MCL sprain. However, he recovered quickly and is already ready to make an impact against a strong Baltimore team that relies heavily on Lamar Jackson’s mobility and solid running game.

The New York Giants needed wide receiver reinforcements:

On offense, the Giants patiently waited for Robinson’s return, as the wide receivers’ bodies were shredded with injuries and inconsistencies. They’ve relied heavily on Darius Slayton, David Sills and Richie James in recent weeks, especially after Kenny Golladay suffered an MCL injury and Sterling Shepard tore his ACL against Dallas.

The Giants have big plans for Robinson, given that he is their second-round pack, and Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen are both very strong on his qualities. Robinson isn’t just a gimmicky player, he’s capable of being used as a legitimate receiver, despite his small stature and sneaky approach.

The question for Wan’Dale is how many reps he will enjoy in Week 6 after a serious injury. I imagine he could get on the field for 50% of the snaps, giving Daniel Jones some safety cover with potential use in the red zone.

The Giants used them a lot in the RZ during training camp, and given the team has gotten pretty creative the past few weeks on the goal line, Robinson has the agility to open things up and offer another outlet at Jones.


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