Charlie Kolar would be the perfect tight end the NY Giants could draft

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When it comes to the tight end situation of the NY Giants, the positional group will look entirely different this upcoming season. Evan Engram, Kyle Rudolph, and even Kaden Smith are all gone and the Giants will definitely need to add a new tight end in the 2022 NFL Draft. Not only to infuse the positional group with better talent but to give quarterback Daniel Jones a new best friend to work with.

It’s no secret that any quarterback, especially those that struggle which has been the case with Jones over the past few years, needs a high-quality tight end to help the cause. A tight end that will be his security blanket when pressured and be there in those tough 3rd down situations to keep those chains moving.

While it’s not expected that the Giants would address their tight end situation in Rounds 1 or 2 of this year’s draft, a good spot to select one could very well come in Round 3. The Giants at the time of this writing have two draft picks in Round 3 at No. 67 and No. 81, respectively. In a perfect world, a tight end like Trey McBride would work wonders at tight end for the Giants but there is no guarantee he’ll even be there when they’re on the clock in Round 3.

Tight end Charlie Kolar would be a great addition to the NY Giants

This is why if he’s not available, tight end Charlie Kolar would be perfect for the Giants thanks to everything he brings to the table. At 6-6 and 260 lbs, Kolar’s size, speed, and ability to make big plays in the clutch would be a great addition to the Giants’ offense.

In four seasons at Iowa State, Kolar totaled 2,181 receiving yards, 168 receptions, and 23 touchdowns. He always came through in the heat of the moment in those crucial 3rd down situations and averaged 13.0 yards per reception. Considering the Giants will more than likely have a new offensive system this upcoming season now that new head coach Brian Daboll is in town, a new tight end is undoubtedly needed.

Not only would Kolar instantly connect with Jones but having a dominant tight end should help push the envelope on offense. If McBride is off the table, Kolar would be the next best thing that can immediately start to continue doing what he does best at tight end.

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Either way, the Giants should definitely use one of their two Round 3 picks on a tight end as anything later in this year’s draft might not bring the kind of talent that is proven in someone like Kolar. Hopefully, new general manager Joe Schoen sees how important a new, young, and exciting tight end in Kolar could make such a positive impact on an offense that is in dire need of new offensive weapons.