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Ranking the Giants: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

We’ve been Ranking the Giants all week, and now we’re onto the wide receivers and tight ends. With Plaxico Burress and Amani Toomer gone, someone was going to have to step up. No one knew who it would be. Luckily, many Giants did. Let’s Rank The Giants, Wide Receiver/Tight End Style

STEVE SMITH:

What can you say about Steve Smith? He became a star this season, catching 107 passes, and 1,220  yards in the air. For someone thought to be a possession receiver, Smith has emerged as a bona-fide number one threat. He’s great on third downs, runs great routes, and catches the ball. You couldn’t ask for a better player.

GRADE: 91

HAKEEM NICKS:

Hakeem Nicks had a stellar rookie campaign, and that was with missing a couple of games. He showed game-breaker ability. He can be a down-field threat, yey is almost unstoppable on screen routes. He has star written all over him.

GRADE: 86

MARIO MANNINGHAM:

He oozes talent, but sometimes makes boneheaded mistakes. Whether it’s stepping out of bounds, or just dropping a catchable ball, Manningham needs to cut down on the miscues. If he can do that, the Giants will have three star receivers on their hands. Still, need to see less mistakes.

GRADE: 79

DOMENIK HIXON:

Hixon was expected to be the number 2 receiver this year, but was quickly overtaken by Nicks and Manningham. He’s a great returner, but he doesn’t have the hands to be a full time wide out.

GRADE: 70

DEREK HAGAN:

Didn’t do much as a receiver, but is a special teams demon, which bumps his grade up a bit. Would like to see him more involved in the offense.

GRADE: 65

SINORICE MOSS:

He barely plays, and when he does, he does nothing. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him elsewhere in 2010

GRADE: 60

RAMSES BARDEN:

I predicted 10 touchdowns for him. He only had one catch. Clearly, he’s a work in progress. Still, 6-6, he should have had more chances in the red zone.

GRADE: INCOMPLETE

Now, onto the Tight Ends

KEVIN BOSS:

Never got why they didn’t use him more. Great blocker, great pass catcher. Needs to be used more. A weapon.

GRADE: 87

TRAVIS BECKUM:

More of a H-Back type, and really wasn’t used that often. Need to see more

GRADE: INCOMPLETE

DARCY JOHNSON:

Like him as a blocker, not much in the passing game. Bear Pascoe probably takes his role next year, though.

GRADE: 66

BEAR PASCOE:

Barely saw any of him, but looked like a solid blocker. Probably makes the team over Johnson next year

GRADE: 68


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One Response to “Ranking the Giants: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends”

  1. Jeremy says:

    We have some dangerous recivers don’t we. Bye sinorice. We a decent run game this offense will be scary. Please fix the offensive line Jerry and drat a center.

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