One of the main talking points from OTAs and minicamp was the emergence of rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger. The NY Giants used a fourth-round pick on Bellinger, which caused for plenty of negative reactions from scribes everywhere. Did the G-Men reach on the tight end from San Diego State University?
Those questions have been put to rest, as Bellinger appears set to win the starting job. He’s about to take a giant leap in his progression too, as it has been announced that the first-year player will be headed to Nashville this summer to attend ‘Tight End University.’ This event is hosted by superstar TEs Travis Kelce and George Kittle. This could prove to be massive for Bellinger.
NY Giants rookie Daniel Bellinger headed to Tight End University is massive
While the Giants players won’t be returning for training camp until late July, Bellinger will indeed be headed to Tight End U later this month to help get himself ready for 2022. Let’s be honest here, who better to learn from than guys like Kittle and Kelce? The two are All-Pro TEs and among the best of the best in the game.
While no one is claiming that Bellinger is going to be an All-Pro this upcoming season, the fact that he’s going to be breaking down film and learning the ropes from Kittle, Kelce and others sure is great to think about. If anything, head coach Brian Daboll must be thrilled knowing that his rookie is taking things so seriously. This is also a great update for tight ends coach Andy Bischoff, who told team insider Art Stapleton that he’s been quite impressed with Bellinger’s play.
"“He’s one of those rare guys today that can really do it all,” Bischoff told Stapleton on Bellinger’s impact thus far. “He can block, he can protect and what we want him to do is get open against man coverage. He can do all those things.”"
Giants fans have been excited with what Bellinger has been able to do thus far for the team. Now, the hope is that he can keep making improvements and be in the right mindset to not only win the starting job leading up to Week 1 against the Titans, but to be a standout player from start to finish this campaign. Working with Kelce and Co. will only help his chances of getting that job done.