The New York Giants have a question mark at tight end, and they are relying on two young tight ends to live up to high expectations.
The New York Giants have a large hole at tight end that they chose not to address after Brandon Myers left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Adrien Robinson is being seen as the starter as of now for his high upside. He missed last season with an injury but was still kept on the roster.
Larry Donnell had a similar experience to Robinson, and he offers versatility that will likely earn him a roster spot. He can block and has receiving abilities, but his athleticism still needs polishing to be up there with Robinson.
Kellen Davis and Daniel Fells are also expected to make the roster. They both have more NFL experience than Robinson and Donnell, and Davis offers blocking abilities.
Fells may be in danger of being cut though since he does not offer a lot of upside, and he may be seen as someone who is aging.
Although it will be difficult to find a reliable tight end in this bunch, Manning has proven that he can elevate the play of his weapons with tight ends such as Jake Ballard.
Ballard has not played a full season since catching 38 passes for 604 yards in the Giants’ Super Bowl season. The injury-prone tight end has caught just seven passes in the last two seasons.
If Robinson can use his athleticism to his advantage, he will add a new dimension to the Giants offense, and Ballard will become an afterthought.
The Giants will presumably carry three tight ends on the roster, but since there is limited talent they may stay at that number. This leaves Fells and Davis in danger of being cut.