Giants’ rookie Daniel Bellinger attending TE University, looking to improve his game

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New York Giants rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger is preparing to make an impact in his first year as a professional football player. Drafted in the 4th round, Bellinger brings quality blocking capabilities on day one, but he’s also a solid receiver with plenty of upside.

Bellinger is currently attending TE University, hosted by Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce, San Francisco 49ers tight end, George Kittle, and former Pro Bowler Greg Olsen.

Bellinger will be in the company of extremely talented players from around the NFL, where he can curate a learning experience.

Recently, San Diego State head coach Brady Hoke spoke to the Giants about Bellinger’s impact and what he’s bringing to the NFL level.

“I think No. 1, his toughness,” Head coach of San Diego State Brady Hoke told The Giants Huddle podcast. “We pride ourselves about being tough and physical as a football team on both sides of the ball and the kicking game.”

Bellinger is NFL-ready for the New York Giants:

Last season at the collegiate level, Bellinger enjoyed plenty of experience in a pro-style system that incorporates blocking at multiple levels. In fact, he had the 7th most in line zone snaps of any TE in the country with 229.

With more than capable functional strength at the line of scrimmage, he also has solid straight-line speed, running a 4.63 40-yard dash, ranking in the 82nd percentile. There aren’t that many weaknesses to Bellinger‘s game, meaning he can continue to build on his already established qualities.

“No. 1, it comes down to competitiveness and the competitor running correct routes, your release from the line of scrimmage,” said Hoke. “I think all of those things are things that goes back to Dan and Dan’s No. 1 leadership, his expectations and standards, that he has for himself. I’ve been coaching for a long time, and he’s one of those guys that you wish you had more of them over the years…”

Learning from Kelce, Kittle, and Olsen will only help him adapt to the NFL, a far more physical and technical game. Hopefully, the Giants will see an even better version of Daniel when training camp comes around in late July.

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