Martellus Bennett was an absolute revelation for the New York Giants as a free-agent tight end, but they won’t get that kind of well-rounded game out of 2013 acquisition Brandon Myers. The latter comes over from the Oakland Raiders as mainly a pass-catching option who did little to impress as a blocker.
This could lead to increased snaps for the Giants’ second-year man, the 6-4, 264-pound talented project in Adrien Robinson. While he didn’t receive a single target during his previous campaign as a rookie fourth-rounder, Robinson does have measurables that jump off the chart, having ran a 4.51-second 40-yard dash at the combine.
There’s a reason Robinson’s drawing comparisons to the physical freakness of Jason Pierre-Paul, and the tight-end measurables of Antonio Gates. Of course, he has a long way to go before really warranting either of those complements and that starts in offseason camps.
“I think going through OTAs this year, seeing how slowly the coaches install the plays and understanding how everything feeds off each other, I realize that I did miss a lot last year by coming in so late and trying to jumpstart everything,” Robinson said, via Yahoo Sports. “I’ve been here since the (offseason) program started, and it’s a new year.
“I’m just trying to work my way up. … The biggest thing I want to show the coaches is that I fully understand the offense. I understand everything that’s going on, and I want to earn their trust. Once they are confident that you know what you’re doing, you’ll get on the field.”
If Robinson can make rapid strides in both blocking and route-running this offseason it would give Big Blue a downright formidable two-tight end formation with Myers and Robinson. New York typically has at least one tight end who can both block and catch decently, and this season it needs to be Robinson.