The New York Giants quartet of underwhelming options at the tight end position is a preeminent topic of camp discussion. The man who sits atop the depth chart, for now, is second-year man Larry Donnell.
Despite having only three catches for 31 yards on his professional resume, the coaching staff is high on Donnell’s 6’6 265 pound physical canvas. Donnell isn’t a burner by any means, but he’s got above average coordination and isn’t uncomfortable meandering downfield.
Just a few plays after fumbling near the goal line during this afternoon’s practice, Donnell quickly regathered himself to make this outstanding fade grab in 11 on 11 drills (credit Connor Hughes):
Where “the wheel” stops on the tight end pecking order is anyone’s guess. If the Giants elect to operate sans a fullback and utilize a tight end in the backfield, one of Daniel Fells or Kellen Davis has to make this team. However, both veterans sorely lack receiving skills. Adrien Robinson is the most naturally gifted pass receiver of the group, but Donnell could be viewed as Mr. Well Rounded.
STAY TUNED all preseason long… in bold print.
Larry Donnell just fumbled near goal line. Rebounds with sick one-handed catch on corner fade for TD!!! #giants
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) July 29, 2014