The New York Giants have had one of the best offseasons in recent history. With several key additions, a new front office and a coaching staff full of solid hirings, things could be on the up for the organization.
The offseason has been headlined by the arrival of multiple young players. Oregon pass-rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux and Alabama tackle Evan Neal, both of the Giants first-round selections, are expected to be stars from Day 1.
Other draft picks, such as second-rounder Wan’Dale Robinson, and fourth-rounder Daniel Bellinger, have also been pleasant surprises for this team.
Several veterans, including guard Mark Glowinski, and center Jon Feliciano, will also help the G-Men be better than they were last year.
With the season on the horizon, several players have impressed this offseason. Here’s three players who have really stood out.
3. TE Daniel Bellinger
The Giants fourth-round pick Daniel Bellinger has been one of the surprises of the offseason. The former San Diego State tight end has vaulted to potential starting tight end for this offense. He also found himself in attendance at Tight End University, the yearly tight end gathering put together by Geoge Kittle, Greg Olsen and Travis Kelce.
Bellinger was not the most productive pass-catcher while in college. During his four collegiate seasons, he recorded 68 receptions, 771 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
However, he has shown new levels of his game since arriving in New York. He has done enough to earn himself regular reps with the starting unit. As previously noted, there is a chance that he becomes a starter on this offense, beating out multiple veteran tight ends. The TE battle will surely be one to watch during training camp.