New York Giants: 5 Tight Ends to Watch in NFL Draft

Five Tight Ends to Think About

Adrien Robinson New York Giants
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One of the few areas the New York Giants have neglected this offseason has been the weapons surrounding Eli Manning. At tight end, the Giants have Kellen Davis, a perpetual block-first player, and Adrien Robinson, an unproven talent with loads of potential. The NFL Draft is certainly no sure thing but the Giants have to be thinking about adding a receiving threat at this position. Here are five tight ends New York may think about come May.

5. C.J. Fiedorowicz

C.J. Fiedorowicz Iowa
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5. C.J. Fiedorowicz

C.J. Fiedorowicz Iowa
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Iowa's C.J. Fiedorowicz is a well-rounded tight end prospect. He is a good blocker along the line of scrimmage and can also pose a legitimate threat in the passing game. At 6-5, 265 pounds, Fiedorowicz is a big body who could make contributions in both the passing game and ground game. He is projected to go off the board around the third or fourth round, which could be very attractive for New York if they wait around on tight ends.

4. Troy Niklas

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4. Troy Niklas

Troy Niklas Notre Dame
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Troy Niklas out of Notre Dame poses another interesting option. He is about the same size as Fiedorowicz and scouts see a good blocker and a lot of raw potential. Niklas replaced Tyler Eifert at tight end for the Fighting Irish this season and put together a very good year. He caught 32 passes for 498 yards and five touchdowns. Niklas is projected as a second-to-third rounder.

3. Jace Amaro

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3. Jace Amaro

Jace Amaro Texas Tech
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Jace Amaro is another tight end who is projected to go in the second or third round. In Texas Tech's high-octane offense, Amaro reeled in 106 receptions for 1,352 yards and seven touchdowns. He can be a mismatch for a lot of defenses but his showing at the combine was not all that impressive. If the Giants don't go for a tight end in the first round, they may be hoping to scoop up Amaro in the second or maybe third, if they're lucky.

2. Austin Seferian-Jenkins

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2. Austin Seferian-Jenkins

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Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins has great size at 6-6 and 265 pounds. His speed and catching ability will make him a very desirable pick for a lot of teams. Unfortunately for the Giants, Seferian-Jenkins could fall between their first and second pick. If Seferian-Jenkins is around when New York picks in the second round and they did not take Eric Ebron in the first, look for the Giants to snatch him up.

1. Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron North Carolina
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1. Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron North Carolina
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Sitting at No. 12, the Giants could very well select North Carolina's Eric Ebron with their first-round pick. Ebron is a super-athletic prospect who could consistently pose a match-up problem for defenses with his size and speed. However, his blocking does need work and New York knows not fool around with that kind of problem after last season's Brandon Myers fiasco. Ebron would however give the Giants another receiving threat.


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