5 New York Giants who must dominate at training camp
#5 – Aldrick Rosas
All the build-up and I’m starting off with a kicker? I know, how anti-climatic, but hear me out. The Giants ranked 31st in the NFL last season in special teams rankings, per Football Outsider’s DVOA.
A lot of the struggles had to do with rookie kicker Aldrick Rosas, who went 7-for-14 from the 30-49 yard range in 2017. That’s a total of 21 additional points left on the board for a Giants offense where scoring was at a premium.
Rosas’ performance is not going to cut it.
The team has yet to bring anyone in to challenge Rosas this offseason. With kickers viewed as a dime-a-dozen in the NFL, it’s likely that the Giants will try out a veteran at some point during training camp or the preseason.
A challenge would be a good thing for Rosas, especially with Shurmur planning to implement a west-coast, power-scheme offense where methodical 11-13 play drives will be the norm. Nothing worse than to eat up time-of-possession only to miss a crucial field goal and kill momentum.