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Eisen's Mailbag: Who has impressed at OTAs


Who has impressed you the most in the OTAs so far and who do you think has some catching up to do? Also, do you think that LT is a position to watch because it appears no one is stepping up?**

Dear Mike,
Because pads and contact are forbidden in the OTAs, the players that stand out are those that touch the ball. To my untrained eye, quarterback Ryan Nassib looks much-improved over last year. And Eli Manning certainly does not look like someone who had arthroscopic ankle surgery two months ago. If you didn't know he had the surgery, you wouldn't know he had the surgery. Rashad Jennings gets through the hole quickly and has speed around the edge. Victor Cruz is clearly the leader among the side receivers and seems to catch everything thrown in his direction. Left tackle is always a position to watch. The incumbent starter, Will Beatty, is not participating in the OTAs as he continues to rehabilitate the leg he broke last Dec. 29. He hopes to be ready for training camp.

I am very, very worried about our tight end situation. Looking at old tape of the Bills and Giants Super Bowl, we used a 3-tight end set there. Can we do that again?

Dear Charles:
NFL offenses have changed considerably in the 24 years since Super Bowl XXV. It's much more of a passing league than it was then. More and more tight ends are receivers first, blockers second – if they block at all. I hope the Giants' tight end situation is not keeping you up at night. Some fans seem to think we have a budding crisis at the position. We actually have some talent there. Adrien Robinson is having a good spring, Larry Donnell is a promising holdover, Kellen Davis played for the Super Bowl-champion Seahawks, Daniel Fells has shown some flashes and Xavier Grimble is a rookie free agent who looks to have a bright future. Let's at least get to training camp before we start worrying about this or that position.

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