New York Giants: Top 5 Tight Ends All-Time

4 of 6

Oct 27, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A New York Giants helmet lies at the bench area during the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Giants won the game 15-7. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

3. Jeremy Shockey

We’ve reached the mid-point of our tight end list and it’s Jeremy Shockey who makes the cut. Shockey is the youngest player on the list and really made a name for himself in the Giants history, with his plays and mouth. Coming from Oklahoma, Shockey attended the University of Miami and was considered an elite tight end.

He was part of the 2001 squad that lifted that National Championship and Shockey the crucial component. He was a leader on the team with 45 receptions, 605 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. The year after, Shockey knew he was NFL ready and entered the 2002 draft. With the 14th overall pick, the Giants pull the triggered and picked up Shockey.

From 2002-2007, Shockey was one of the main pieces on that Giants’ offense. He appeared in the Pro Bowl in four of his first five seasons in the league. Shockey displayed toughness, agility and good hands, which helped him claim Rookie of the Year. Shockey would also go down for most receptions by tight end in Giants’ history with 371 receptions with 4,228 yards receiving while scoring 27 touchdowns.

Despite Shockey’s talents on the field, off the field he was a hassle. He would often get into arguments with reporters which made head coach Tom Coughlin uncomfortable. Following injuries in 2006 and 2007, Shockey would be replaced and leave New York. Shockey moved south to the New Orleans Saints from 2008-2010 and officially retired with the Carolina Panthers in 2011.

Next: 2. Bob Tucker