Coughlin Talking About Targets

Tom Coughlin was on NFL Network talking about the three receivers/tight end the Giants selected. Tom Rock of Newsday has the story:

Tom Coughlin was on NFL Network just a few minutes ago and was talking about three picks in particular: Hakeem Nicks, Ramses Barden and Travis Beckum.

It sounds like they’ll want to get these guys going with the offense very quickly.

“With Nicks and Barden, we hope they can come up to speed very fast,” Coughlin said. “Obviously two big receivers, guys with tremendous production at the collegiate level. Obviously Ramses at a little bit lower level of competition but performed well against Wsiconsin and performed well and got better each day at the Senior Bowl. We’re excited about these wide receivers. They’ll give us size. We also like the idea in the green zone of being big targets that we can take full advantage of.”

As for Beckum, Coughlin said the Giants actually had two lists of tight ends — pass catchers and blockers.

“There were quite a few of those quality athletes in this draft,” Coughlin said. “We had them separated and distinctly thought of them as H-backs or however you want to determine it. This guy has had tremendous production and is a very very competitive guy. He visited us just shortly before the draft and we were impressed by that. We think that he gives us another style, another difficult individual to have to defend whether it be on third downs, first and second down, you’re going to have to make some decisions about how you’re going to play us in those circumstances. He’s also a good target in the green zone.”

When we were in the locker room last Tuesday, offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride walked through and we gave him a bit of a teasing about all of the defensive additions during free agency. No more teasing Gilbride.


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