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    COUGHLIN: GIANTS HURTING AT TIGHT END

    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."

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    Re: COUGHLIN: GIANTS HURTING AT TIGHT END

    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.

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    Re: COUGHLIN: GIANTS HURTING AT TIGHT END

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"]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."

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

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    Re: COUGHLIN: GIANTS HURTING AT TIGHT END

    He said that about center last year.

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

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