NFL Training Camp: New York Giants Rookie Report

OXFORD, MS - SEPTEMBER 24: Evan Engram
OXFORD, MS - SEPTEMBER 24: Evan Engram /

The New York Giants used the 2017 NFL Draft to add some offensive fire power and depth on defense.

Evan Engram was brought in to give the New York Giants another offensive threat. He’s listed as a tight end, but is more like a big-bodied wide receiver. The Giants will try to help him develop into more of a tight end which will take some time.

However, look for them to allow him to use his pass-catching ability to attack the seam. The combination of Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard and Brandon Marshall is a dangerous group of receivers.

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One area of concern for the Giants offense is the lack of a consistent running attack. They are counting on Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen to produce, but they also added Wayne Gallman in the draft. It wouldn’t come as a major surprise if Gallman finishes the season as the Giants main ball carrier.

Davis Webb won’t see the field this season and may not for a few years. However, he has the athletic profile to eventually take over for Eli Manning. Webb is lucky to be able to learn behind Manning and work with Ben McAdoo.

The Giants defensive line will get a small boost from Dalvin Tomlinson. He’s a powerful defender who does an excellent job holding up against the run. Tomlinson can serve as the long-term replacement for Johnathan Hankins who left via free agency.

They may have made a mistake by only drafting one offensive lineman in the 2017 NFL Draft. Adam Bisnowaty is an experienced player who can open running lanes, but struggles in pass protection.

Protecting the quarterback was a major issue for the Giants last season. They didn’t do anything during the offseason to fix that problem.