The New York Giants signed undrafted quarterback out of Syracuse, Eric Dungey, who is looking to an opportunity to play at his natural position in the NFL. However, he might have to settle for something else, but that won’t stop him from competing.
The Giants have Dungey listed as a quarterback and a tight end, presenting an interesting theory. They might be looking to replicate the Taysom Hill effect that New Orleans utilized so well in 2018. Using Hill as a passer, tight end, blocker, and more, Dungey could play a similar role.
The four-year passer for Syracuse joins a talented group of rookies for the Giants including Daniel Jones, Dexter Lawrence, and Deandre Bakers, all first-rounders.
The New York Giants undrafted rookie stated:
â€œI just want to be able to compete, thatâ€™s what makes me the best,â€ Dungey said, via theÂ Associated Press. â€œDaniel is a great quarterback but like I said, coach offered me an opportunity to play multiple positions and a chance to play quarterback. If I can do that and learn the offense to the best of my ability, I am looking forward to doing everything I can to help out.â€
Having a player that’s willing to do whatever it takes to succeed, even if it means playing multiple positions, is beneficial. Dungey knows he isn’t the first choice quarterback, but he’s not against the idea of trying out new spots.
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Despite never having played tight end before, his 6’4″, 224-pound frame presents an opportunity for growth. For comparison’s sake, Evan Engram is 6’3″, 240 pounds. If Dungey can add a bit of muscle mass, he could develop into an experimental option.
â€œIâ€™m just so happy for the opportunity,â€ Dungey told NJ Advance Media. â€œIâ€™m just looking forward to making the most out of it.”
The Giants brought in a ton of talent to fill positions of need, whether it be at quarterback or in the secondary. There’s a good foundation of players looking to break into the starting squad come September.