Good Morning, New York Giants Fans!
If there’s any player capable of surprising us all, it’s Kentucky tight end CJ Conrad. The undrafted player was unable to participate at the combine due to a heart ailment that was previously undiagnosed. However, he passed physical tests and is able to play at the NFL level.
The Giants might have secured a steal with the versatile tight end, given his size and speed off the line of scrimmage. He was one of two players, the other being Darius Slayton, to earn first-team reps during mini-camp OTAs.
While his size is certainly exciting, it’s his offensive capabilities that have been excited. He was one of Kentucky’s top targets in 2018, hauling in 30 passes for 318 yards and three scores. He has the skill-set to be a fantastic red-zone target and potentially steal playing time away from Scott Simonson. He could also prove to be the catalyst in the cutting of Rhett Ellison if he continues to show improvement this offseason.
Conrad is a player to keep your eye on as he’s a very talented athlete with plenty of potential. I would love to see him earn playing time in 2019 and showcase his abilities with the first team. Eli Manning could use a tight end that can do it all, it’s been awhile.
Your Giants top news of the day!
Dan Benton (Giants Wire) – Giants have found stability, are on the upswing
Paul Schwartz (New York Post) – The huge concerns surrounding the Giants’ linebacker corps
Anthony Rivardo (Empire Sports Media) – New York Giants: Can Ryan Connelly Steal Playing Time At Linebacker?
Dan Schneier (247 Sports) – Contrary to popular belief, analytics has shaped the 2019 Giants
Matt Lombardo (NJ.com) – Giants WRs insist ‘vibe’ hasn’t changed without Odell Beckham Jr.
Check out the best news from yesterday!