What New York Giants rookie Wan’Dale Robinson will bring to the offense

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The New York Giants are injecting some life back into their offense. In 2021, the Giants’ putrid offense averaged a measly 15.2 points per game, the second worst in the NFL. Injuries, poor coaching, and a lack of elite talents dragged the Giants down. A healthier Giants offense with a new coaching staff looks to be more explosive in 2022. The addition of new playmakers will make an impact too, such as rookie wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson.

What Wan’Dale Robinson brings to the Giants’ offense

Wan’Dale Robinson is a truly versatile playmaker. The shifty slot receiver has the ability to line up all over the offense, including in the backfield. Robinson was the highest-graded WR in the SEC this season according to PFF as he hauled in 16 deep balls in 2021. His overall grade last season was an elite 91.3 as he logged 1,445 yards from scrimmage.

The New York Giants selected Wan’Dale Robinson with the 43rd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. He was a surprise second-round selection as many projected the Kentucky product to be drafted much later than the second round. However, the Giants took Wan’Dale where they saw fit, and he is expected to have a consistent role in the Giants’ offense.

During the Giants’ mandatory minicamp, Wan’Dale Robinson was consistently standing out at practice. He caught many touchdown passes and connected on multiple deep shots with quarterback Daniel Jones:

Wan’Dale Robinson may begin his career as a gadget player. But he has the ability to be so much more. Robinson was utilized frequently on screen passes and routes designed to set him up with room to run after the catch. He was an elite tackle-breaker who even took seven handoffs amounting to 111 rushing yards in 2021. Wan’Dale caught 104 passes for 1,334 yards and seven touchdowns in 2021.

The New York Giants will utilize Wan’Dale Robinson underneath to maximize his skill set, as they did during his time with Kentucky. But the rookie also has the ability to go vertical which will add another layer to the Giants’ offense that failed to create explosive plays in 2021. Wan’Dale Robinson is a versatile playmaker that will go deep in the Giants’ new offense while also creating clever yardage as a ball carrier underneath.

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