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Draft Positional Preview: Tight End

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  • Draft Positional Preview: Tight End

    Excerpt: "Position: Tight end.

    Depth chart: Brandon Myers, Bear Pascoe, Adrien Robinson, Larry Donnell, Jamie Childers.

    The departed:Martellus Bennett (Chicago), Travis Beckum (free agent).

    Scouting report: The Giants wanted to re-sign Bennett but he signed with the Bears in free agency. The Giants now have to replace Bennettís 55 receptions for 626 yards and five touchdowns and itís possible Myers could surpass those numbers if the Giants utilize their newly-acquired pass-catching tight end more in the passing game. Myers had 79 receptions for 806 yards and four touchdowns last year with the Raiders.

    Myers, though, will have to be able to block to stay on the field for multiple plays and Eli Manning will certainly be looking often to one of the best receiving tandems in the league in Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. Still, if Myers can provide a consistent receiving threat, Manning can use Myers and wide receiver Rueben Randle as a third receiving option.

    Pascoe returns as the blocking tight end/H-back the Giants like to use in multiple packages. Robinsonís potential is intriguing but the developmental project needs to show he is ready for snaps in training camp. The Giants also like Donnellís potential.

    The last time: The Giants drafted Robinson in the fourth round in 2012." Read more...
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