Giants.com is counting down to the start of the team's 2023 training camp with 23 questions in 23 days.
Each day, a member of the crew will answer one question about the roster, coaching staff, schedule, and much more.
17) Who impressed you the most during OTAs and minicamp?
This one is easy. Not only did this player stand out with his own individual performance during spring practices, but it was also very easy to see how he will help transform the offense and bring the unit to another level in 2023. Of course, I'm talking about Darren Waller.
The 6-foot-6, 245-pound tight end was the Giants' biggest acquisition this offseason, both from a physical and figurative standpoint. First of all, as Daniel Jones noted while speaking to the media, Waller is a "real" 6-foot-6. He spent the entire spring offseason program towering over the defensive backs attempting to cover him. It's also rare to find someone who is that big and can also move like Waller. The 30-year-old veteran brings a combination of size, speed and agility. There is no doubt that coach Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka will have a lot of fun lining Waller up all over the field to keep opposing defenses on their toes. The tight end is a mismatch wherever he lines up on the field, and if he can stay healthy, he has a good opportunity to become the team's first 1,000-yard receiver in five years. Perhaps more importantly, his presence on the field will also likely open things up for the team's other pass-catchers. From the team's deep group of wide receivers to his fellow tight end Daniel Bellinger, Waller will have a positive impact on all of the other offensive playmakers, as we saw in limited fashion during OTAs and minicamp.
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