An upgrade at tight end is definitely needed. Will Tye has been nice but isn’t much of a blocker. Jerell Adams looks like a decent prospect, but adding a veteran here should be near the top of the Giants to-do list. Dion Sims is a player to watch here.
Sims is an excellent blocker, something the Giants need. Without a fullback, the Giants rely on their tight ends to help set the edge and block sometimes out of the backfield. That is difficult to do when you do not have a tight end that is capable of blocking. Sims would solve that problem.
He has made a name for himself as a blocker, but he isn’t too shabby receiving the ball either. He has only 74 receptions in his career but has been targeted only 106 times in four seasons. He could be a signing similar to when the Giants brought in Martellus Bennett.
Bennett didn’t receive much of a chance with the Dallas Cowboys the first four seasons of his career, much like Sims. But, the Giants gave him a chance and he turned it into a big-time contract. Could Sims do the same?
The Giants would be smart to add a veteran to the tight end mix. Tye and Adams could develop, but Sims would help out right away. His blocking prowess is what the Giants will like, and he could play a role similar to what Daniel Fells did before his career was cut short because of a MRSA infection.
Sims should not break the bank and would help out on the offensive side of the ball. His blocking ability would help out immensely, and his ability to catch the ball would not give away the Giants play based on formations.