Can the Giants Remedy Their Offense through the Tight End Position?


Published: March 14, 2009


... Winslow Jr, to Mark Bavaro, to Shannon Sharpe, to Tony Gonzalez, these tight ends were the face of their respective team's passing game for years.

The Giants' passing game seemed somewhat anemic down the stretch this past season; perhaps a big ticket tight end could provide the spark the team is looking for. Several teams in this upcoming draft seem to be targeting receivers, such as the Jets, the Ravens, the Colts, the Bears, and the Vikings. By the time those teams select, Michael Crabtree and Jeremy Macklin may very well be off the board.

With that in mind, the value at the receiver position just may not be there for the Giants at the 29 slot. On the other hand, Brandon Pettigrew is widely considered the best tight end in the draft, as well as one of the best overall players.

Despite that, his draft stock has not been that high based solely on his position, but his body of work speaks for itself. In 47 games at Oklahoma State, he caught 112 passes for 1,450 ya...

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