At this point in 2014, Giants fans were screaming from the proverbial rooftops "Who is our tight end!?!" The answer ended up being Larry Donnell, who emerged as an effective receiver for the Giants in 2014 and hopes to continue his improvement in 2015.
With 63 catches for more than 600 yards and six touchdowns, Donnell's length and athleticism forced constant mismatches with defenses.
He was especially effective in the middle of the field and in the red zone, where he caught a number of jump balls for scores. After a bout with fumbling problems during the season, Donnell cleaned up his ball control issues in the final games of the season and hopes to use this offseason to improve his strength and blocking.
Daniel Fells was brought back into the mix this offseason following a quietly effective season for the Giants in 2014. After not playing football in 2013, Fells joined the Giants and became a steady veteran presence and a steady two-way tight end that could help in not only the passing game but also as a blocker.
Behind Fells and Donnell sit two young players the Giants hope can develop into steady contributors. Adrien Robinson was a fourth round pick of the Giants in 2012, and the hope is he can translate his athletic talents onto the field and become a more consistent contributor. Jerome Cunningham was on the practice squad last year after being added during training camp, and his size and speed combination is certainly reason for optimism.
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