5 Players the New York Giants should watch in the Senior Bowl
By Reese Nasser
The New York Giants should keep a close eye on the Senior Bowl Saturday, as several top prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft will be on display
The Senior Bowl is finally upon us, all eyes will be on the generation of playmakers in the NFL, and the New York Giants should keep their eye on several top NFL Draft prospects who will be on the field in Mobile, Ala.
While the Giants have already scouted many of the top playmakers in this year’s draft class, there are many other players who could impact this team in a big way.
The Senior Bowl serves as the perfect time to see some of these players in person for the first time.
With a draft class that runs this deep, there are many players that this new Giants front office could look to add to the draft. While the Giants do have two picks on the first day of the draft, they also have seven other picks and five within the first 100 selections.
With that being said, there will be many players available after day one who could potentially play a big role on this Giants team next season. Here are some that the Giants should be sure to watch.
Five players the New York Giants should watch in the Senior Bowl
Jeremy Ruckert, TE Ohio State
The Giants will more than likely have a need at tight end in the near future. With Evan Engram entering free agency and the real possibility of cutting Kyle Rudolph, the Giants will need to address the position, and in a big way. This could be done by adding Jeremy Ruckert.
Ohio State tight end Jeremy Ruckert could prove to be an interesting prospect for the New York Giants. The Ohio State product had three seasons of productivity. Over his collegiate career, he recorded 53 receptions, 602 receiving yards, and 12 touchdowns.
While Ruckert played a role in the Ohio State passing game, he grew to prominence by being an above-average blocker. This could be something that interests the Giants, specifically due to the issues they’ve faced on the offensive line.
He isn’t the best pass-catching tight end prospect, but he is still more than capable of making a play downfield. He did this on multiple occasions while at Ohio State. He never had a season averaging less than 10 yards per catch.
Adding a tight end such as Ruckert could prove to be a real help for this offensive unit. The addition would bring a tight end who can impact the run game, something that the Giants have been looking for for some time now.