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RoanokeFan
02-25-2012, 01:13 PM
COUGHLIN: GIANTS HURTING AT TIGHT END (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/02/24/coughlin-giants-hurting-at-tight-end)

"From a numbers standpoint, the Giants need tight ends. Badly, said head coach
Tom Coughlin. The Super Bowl injuries to TEs Jake
Ballard and Travis Beckum (both torn ACLs) have left
the position quite thin. "Whether it's (through the) draft or whatever, we're
going to have to have some way of compensating so that we have enough people in
camp to be able to work," Coughlin said at the Combine. "That's what the issue
is." But there also is the question of whether the Giants needed to bolster the
position prior to these players getting hurt. Some have said the team lacked a
dynamic player at the position sort of the new-breed receiving tight end
even with Ballard's unexpected breakout. "It would be a nice thing," Coughlin
said of the prospect of bringing in a great athlete at the position. "We had a
pretty good combination, we thought, coming in, in terms of people who could
block, people who could run up the field, that type of thing." With both injured
players facing lengthy rehab schedules, according to Coughlin, the team might
have to take what it can get to help out."

PoloGroundsFan
02-25-2012, 02:23 PM
Tight end is interesting, if you can get a Vernon Davis or Gronkowski type of TE, then take it in the first or second round. I am not sure that you cannot wait and still come up with a winner. You only have to look at Ballard VS Beckum to see a late pick or even two picks can fill the bill.

Voldamort
02-25-2012, 02:30 PM
COUGHLIN:* GIANTS HURTING AT TIGHT END (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/02/24/coughlin-giants-hurting-at-tight-end)

"From a numbers standpoint, the Giants need tight ends. Badly, said head coach
Tom Coughlin. The Super Bowl injuries to TEs Jake
Ballard and Travis Beckum (both torn ACLs) have left
the position quite thin. "Whether it's (through the) draft or whatever, we're
going to have to have some way of compensating so that we have enough people in
camp to be able to work," Coughlin said at the Combine. "That's what the issue
is." But there also is the question of whether the Giants needed to bolster the
position prior to these players getting hurt. Some have said the team lacked a
dynamic player at the position sort of the new-breed receiving tight end
even with Ballard's unexpected breakout. "It would be a nice thing," Coughlin
said of the prospect of bringing in a great athlete at the position. "We had a
pretty good combination, we thought, coming in, in terms of people who could
block, people who could run up the field, that type of thing." With both injured
players facing lengthy rehab schedules, according to Coughlin, the team might
have to take what it can get to help out."

Mike Mayock just said on the NFL channel at the combine not one of these's TE have a first round grade not one!

gmen0820
02-25-2012, 02:38 PM
He said that about center last year.

We didn't draft one, well we didn't reach for one.