Rookie Progress Report: Week 14 wrap-up

Posted Dec 11, 2017

A look at the performance of the rookies in the Giants' Week 14 loss to the Cowboys: 

The Giants have three games remaining to evaluate some of their rookies on the roster who have gotten significant playing time this year. Here’s a look at how they did against the Cowboys on Sunday:

Tight End Evan Engram

Engram led the Giants in receiving yards with 54, as he caught four passes on seven targets. He had the longest catch of the game for the Giants, a 35-yarder after an Eli Manning audible to counter a Cowboys blitz. Engram was wide open and pulled in a Manning lob. Engram did have two miscues in the passing game. He couldn’t bring in a contested catch on a key third-and-four when the ball hit his hands late in the game. Earlier in the contest, he wasn’t on the same page with Manning when he ran an out, but Manning thought he would run a stop.

Defensive Tackle Dalvin Tomlinson

Tomlinson had three tackles and two run stops on 33 snaps, according to Pro Football Focus. He, along with Damon Harrison, helped hold the Cowboys to just 3.9 yards per carry. He continues to be a consistent force in the middle of the Giants’ defense and should be a contributor for years to come.

Running Back Wayne Gallman

Gallman had his most productive game of the season, with 99 total yards from scrimmage. He had 59 rushing yards on just 12 carries, good for 4.9 yards per rush. He added seven catches on nine targets for 40 yards. He did put the ball on the ground once, but it was ruled that his forward progress was stopped before the ball came loose. He led all running backs in snaps with 37 and also had 14 snaps on special teams. It was a good day at the office for Gallman.

Linebacker Calvin Munson

Munson played 51 snaps, the third most he has had in any game this season. The postgame box score had him for nine total tackles, including one for loss. Pro Football Focus credited him with three run stops. He flowed well through traffic on outside runs and helped limit Alfred Morris on many of the zone runs. Munson also played 18 special teams snaps, continuing his core role on those units.

Defensive End Avery Moss

Moss played only eight snaps on defense and was credited with one hurry by Pro Football Focus. He did not play on special teams.

Fullback Shane Smith

Smith played only three offensive snaps: two runs and one pass.