The position of starting Tight End for the New york Giants is up for grabs.
Much like the battle for center, coach Tom Coughlin is going to have a tough decision to make in this pre-season choosing who the tight end is going to be. Sadly, the prospects are not as exciting as in other positions.
Among the 5 names listed on the 90 man roster, the Giants will probably keep three. Let’s take a look at those three that are probably going to make it.
Larry Donnell was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Giants in 2012 but only saw NFL action last year. He has received 3 passes for 31 yards.
Knows as a blocker (even though he never impressed on that either), he works hard and is pretty young and capable of developing. Again, not as exciting as fans hoped the prospects would be.
Xavier Grimble, an undrafted rookie out of USC is 6’4 feet tall and weighs 257 lbs. He had a good college career but scouts said he needs to work hard to get his athleticism to an NFL level. Maybe if he works hard enough he can get a shot. Rookies always bring that aura of everything is possible.
Last but not least Kellen Davis. Most recently Super Bowl Champion with the Seattle Seahawks (whatever that means) he is a seven year veteran that started in Chicago and was a starter there for two years. He is mostly known for his blocking abilities but Davis has accumulated 50 receptions for 561 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career. Maybe playing for a winning team will make a difference when all is said and done. In an ocean of inexperience, Davis would be my choice as a starter.
We’ll see what happens, but based on the numbers we can see the tight end options are not up to speed to Coughlin’s desire of winning a championship this season. Who knows, maybe an unrestricted free agent or the 2 year veteran Adrien Robinson can convince coach TC that they are the better options. Personally I’d take the rookie over Robinson. Thank god I’m not a coach though.