The New York Giants will reportedly hold a private pre-draft workout with Miami Hurricanes tight end and 2017 NFL Draft prospect David Njoku.
The New York Giants are proactively searching for ways to improve offensive execution. After building an elite defense in 2016, the Giants are fighting vigorously to acquire the necessary talent to be a more balanced team.
The latest step towards improving Eli Manning’s surroundings comes in the form of hosting a pre-draft workout for a heralded tight end prospect.
New York is coming off of a season during which it ranked No. 2 in the NFL in points allowed per game. It also ranked No. 26 in points scored per game, which was due in large part to a combination of poor run blocking and a lackluster aerial attack.
According to Kristian Dyer of Metro New York, the Giants will attempt to address those flaws by holding a private pre-draft workout for Miami Hurricanes tight end David Njoku.
"A source tells Metro New York that the Giants will be hosting Njoku for a private pre-draft workout in April."
That’s a telling sign that Jerry Reese is interested in improving the quality of play at the tight end position.
Njoku is a 6’4″ and 246-pound tight end with 4.64 speed, a 37.5″ vertical, and a powerful and muscular frame. Though the name on the front of the jersey may not matter, he’s also the latest in a long line of NFL-caliber tight ends to play at the University of Miami.
With big play ability and the physical frame to be a force in the blocking game, Njoku is one of the most intriguing tight end prospects in quite some time.
If New York were to draft him, it could conceivably improve the flow and rhythm of both the rushing and passing attack.
Njoku finished the 2016 college football season with 43 receptions for 698 yards and eight touchdowns. It was his second consecutive season averaging at least 16.2 yards per reception, as well as a sign of how much of a mismatch he can be for linebackers and safeties.
New York needs a playmaker at tight end and Njoku perfectly fits the bill.
It’s only a workout, but David Njoku appears to be firmly on the NFL Draft radar for the New York Giants.