New York Giants: 10 things we learned last season

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Sep 25, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell (84) catches the ball to score a touchdown as Washington Redskins strong safety Bashaud Breeland (26) defends in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

6. Larry Donnell Has Unlimited Potential

It is easy to get frustrated with Larry Donnell’s poor blocking and his occasional fumbling problem. But when I see the potential that the 6’6″ tight end has I cannot help but be infatuated with it. Donnell has a chance to be a special player. The 2014 season was merely the beginning for Donnell.

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Last season was Donnell’s first season as a starter. If 63 receptions for 623 yards and 6 touchdowns is what you can do in your first chance as a starter, imagine what he can do in the future. At the end of the day this is a player that has the physical tool box to be dominant. He is a match up nightmare and he could develop into an elite difference maker in the NFL.

We have to remember how raw Donnell was when he came to the Giants from Grambling State. We knew that Donnell wasn’t a finished product but that’s why the Giants have coaches. The Giants have to continue to work with Donnell on route running, ball security and blocking with authority. If they do the Giants will reap the rewards.

The Giants have something special in Donnell and he is about to explode into the limelight. He may come across as just a serviceable young tight end but he has much more potential than most people even realize.

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