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New York Giants Will Need Adrien Robinson to Step Up in 2014

Adrien Robinson

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants surprised just about everyone this year by not taking a tight end at any point in the NFL Draft.

Many experts speculated that the Giants would scoop up Eric Ebron with their first-round pick, however he was off the board and New York decided not to address the position with any of their picks. As of right now, the candidates for New York’s starting tight end are Adrien Robinson, Larry Donnell and offseason acquisition Kellen Davis.

Davis is a block-first type of tight end. He spent the first four years of his career with the Chicago Bears and was on Seattle last season. In his career, he has just 50 receptions and 12 touchdowns.

The problem with Robinson and Donnell is their inexperience. Robinson is heading into his third year, while Donnell was a rookie last season. Out of the two, it seems like Robinson is the guy that the Giants are expecting to step into the starting role.

New York took Robinson in the fourth round of the 2012 draft. He made his way into quite a few headlines after general manager Jerry Reese called him the “JPP of tight ends.” Robinson has been extremely quiet in his first two years, playing in just three games because of injuries.

The Giants must have a lot of confidence in Robinson. Last season, Brandon Myers turned out to be a real liability along the offensive line because he was not a good blocker. Davis is an upgrade blocking, but New York still needs threats in the receiving game. It looks like Robinson is going to be the go-to-guy at tight end heading into the year.

Daniel Brennan covers the New York Giants for RantSports.com. You can follow him on Twitter @DBrennan30 and add him to your network on Google.