Get A Complete Tight End
For the sake of New York Giants fans around the world, can we please get a tight end? I can no longer sit through a season of check-downs in the flat to Will Tye. I love and admire Tye’s passion and effort, but come on.
The guy is not a starting NFL tight end and the Giants seem like they never want to find one.
From Kevin Boss to Brandon Myers to Martellus Bennett to Larry Donnell and now to Will Tye, the Giants tight end carousel needs to stop turning. It’s time to batten down the hatches and find a new-age tight end.
The Giants aren’t going to overpay for Bennett, and rightfully so. The free agent market really starts and stops with Bennett, so that’s not going to happen.
However, the 2017 NFL Draft has a wide selection of tight ends to choose from. In fact, there are five-to-seven tight ends in the class that are clearly superior to Tye as a receiving threat and run-blocker.
Tight end is another position that Jerry Reese perennially ignores, and it’s time to stop. The only tight end worthy of being selected with the 23rd pick is Alabama’s O.J. Howard. Howard is a complete player, with a unique blend of size and speed.
If Howard isn’t there at 23, which is likely going to be the case, there’s no reason to panic. David Njoku, Evan Engram, Jordan Leggett, Jake Butt, and Jeremy Sprinkle all would provide an upgrade at the position.
The last time we saw Eli Manning play with a legit tight end was a guy by the name of Jeremy Shockey in 2007.
What do you get when you take a two-time Super Bowl MVP and give him Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard, Brandon Marshall, and a dynamic, seam-splitting TE? Points.
The answer is lots and lots of points.