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Eisen's Mailbag: Are Giants set at TE?


With the Giants not drafting a tight end in the draft, does that open the door for Jermichael Finley or Dustin Keller?** -Jimmy

Dear Jimmy:
It seems everyone in the free world with an interest in football wants to know why the Giants didn't draft a tight end and what they're going to do to shore up the position. Jerry Reese has been pretty consistent on this. The Giants have two young tight ends they like in Adrien Robinson and Larry Donnell and it's time for them to step up and play well. Beyond that, the Giants have not neglected the position. They signed Kellen Davis, who played 15 games for the Super Bowl-champion Seahawks last season, and Daniel Fells, who has played in 71 NFL games and caught 92 passes. Last week, they signed promising rookie free agent Xavier Grimble. The Giants want to see what they have before considering whether to bring in another tight end.

Who is going to return kickoffs? I remember seeing us bring in (Quintin) Demps, a DB from Kansas City, and I thought YES!!! We got a guy who can return kicks! Then we brought in Trindon Holliday and I thought, EVEN BETTER! Then we draft this incredible WR who is also an explosive returner in Beckham. Then we still have David Wilson as well. We went from FAMINE to FEAST! Who do you envision being our return man this year?

Dear Anthony:
I don't know, but for the first time in a while, the Giants have a collection of dangerous receivers and competition for the job. If I had to guess, I would say Beckham or Demps, but it will be decided in the preseason games.

How can the Giants have a round three grade on Bromley when no one else who has looked at a football had him going before the sixth round? I worry that our scouts only seem to scout Syracuse and Boston College.

Dear Mike:
Nobody in the Giants' draft room cares how Bromley was evaluated by any other organization. They are confident in their own people and their own process. And how did you decide that "no one else" had him going before the sixth round? Did you study the draft boards of each of the other 31 teams? I don't care where mock drafters had him going – they're just guessing. Regarding your point about Syracuse and Boston College…in the last five drafts (including 2014), the Giants selected 36 players. Three of them were from Syracuse. One was from BC. That seems to disprove your assertion.

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