More deals: Now the Giants are trading DT Damon Harrison to the Detroit Lions for a fifth-round pick, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 24, 2018
There isn't much to say when it comes to this trade. A mere 20 hours ago the team began their team cleanse. Much like drinking detox tea, there is plenty of upside, it seems to be the new fad in New York sports, there are plenty of side effects to it as well and some of it makes no sense to me. The long and the short of it is that, yes it is absolutely time for the Giants to trade personnel for assests.
However that doesn't mean handing players away does it? You would be hard pressed to argue that Harrison was worthy of one fifth round pick. At worst he should have yielded a third round pick. Especially when a player like Eli Apple got a higher round pick yesterday; and the Oakland Raiders were able to trade Amari Cooper for a first round pick. Harrison was a true Giant and he was an all-pro player since signing with the team in 2016. There almost certainly will be more moves to come before Sunday's game against Washington. Nonetheless, the rebuild is on and Giants fans are starting to feel like Tobias Funke on a 'big audition'.