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24 Questions in 24 Days: Breakout candidate (offense)

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Giants.com is counting down to the start of 2024 Giants Training Camp with 24 questions in 24 days.

14) Which offensive player is primed for a breakout season?

John Schmeelk: I narrowed this down to two players fairly quickly – wide receivers Wan'Dale Robinson and Jalin Hyatt. Both of these players might break out this season, but since I am forced to choose one, I will go with Robinson.

In his final five games last season, Robinson caught 24 passes for 260 yards. He also ran it three times for 60 yards. His explosiveness looked close to where it was last season, and he told me on our wide receiver episode of the Giants Huddle podcast that he feels like himself for the first time since his ACL injury in 2022 (giants.com/podcasts/giantshuddle). He also told the media he is hitting GPS numbers he never did prior to the injury.

With Malik Nabers and Hyatt having the ability to take the top off the defense, Robinson should have plenty of room to operate in the short and intermediate areas of the field. His quickness should allow him to separate from 1-on-1 coverage, and his strength will give him some real run-after-catch upside. He might not be a big air-yard player, but I expect his volume of targets and receptions to be high.

Robinson is a smart player with three seasons worth of mental work under his belt, even if an injury has limited his time on the field. I expect him to become a reliable target for Jones, especially on in medium and short situations on third down.

I also expect Hyatt to get more opportunities on downfield passes because of the attention Nabers will garner, and he should also be a more complete wide receiver entering his second season. He has tried to perfect the NFL route tree and work on his releases and strength this offseason, which should give him a better chance to win outside.

Tight end Daniel Bellinger is also a dark horse here. With Darren Waller's retirement and Bellinger entering his third season at a position that historically takes a long time to master, he should have the opportunity and know-how to have a breakout season as a receiver and a blocker. I'm also curious to see how much of an opportunity Lawrence Cager gets as a move tight end on passing downs.

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