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Quick Hit Profiles: WR/TE

We continue with our quick hit profiles. Today, is wide receivers and tight ends.

JARRETT BOYKIN, WR, VIRGINIA TECH

One of our draft crushes. We wrote:

The Giants need a physical receiver on the outside, and that is what Boykin is. 6-2, 217. Not overly fast. But has the size and physicality to succeed on inside breaking concepts and in the red zone. He’s not going to be a star; but he’s someone who can keep Cruz in the slot. Won’t stretch the field, but will take some pressure off of Cruz and Nicks as a reliable, move the chains, possession receiver.

BJ CUNNINGHAM, WR, MICHIGAN STATE
Big, physical wideout. Good blocker. Makes plays after the catch. Not overly fast, and is more of a possession receiver. Good hands. Not a speed guy, more of a move the chains guy. Works in traffic and goes over the middle.
PATRICK EDWARDS, WR, HOUSTON
Small, but really, really fast. Can separate and go down the field. Frail, and can only run a fly route, essentially. But can blow the top off the D, and can be tried as returner.
JEFF FULLER, WR, TEXAS A&M
Huge, 6-4, 223. Strong. Good route runner. Can jump. Not too fast. Huge problems with drops. Prototypical “Z’ receiver, but has to learn to hold onto the ball to make an impact.
CHRIS GIVENS, WR, WAKE FOREST
Good size, great speed. Strong. Makes plays after the catch. Not physical and has knee issues. Needs work on route runners. Can play inside and outside, and elusive traits to also be tried as a returner.
TJ GRAHAM, WR, NC STATE
Similar to Edwards, with tremendous speed. Frail and will not make an impact over the middle. As a defense stretcher and returner, has potential.
STEPHEN HILL, WR, GEORGIA TECH
Super athletic. Great size and runs in the 4.3s. Incredibly raw, having played in Georgia Tech’s triple option offense. Almost unlimited upside, and the success of former Tech receivers (Calvin Johnson,
Demaryius Thomas) is promising.
DWIGHT JONES, WR, UNC
Great size, 6-3, 230. Good speed for his size. Physical and can make plays. Not a good blocker and has a lot of maturity concerns. A risk
MARVIN JONES, WR, CAL
Good size, strength. Good hands. Goes over the middle. Not overly fast and needs to bulk up a bit.
KESHAWN MARTIN, WR, MICHIGAN STATE
Slippery with great speed and can plays after the catch. Has return ability too, but is raw.
RISHARD MATTHEWS, WR, NEVADA
Junior college guy who has good size at 6-1, good speed and is athletic. Not the fastest and played in a pistol offense. Can also return. But has potential as an outside receiver.
REUBEN RANDLE, WR, LSU
Great size, athletic. Can get down the field. Very smooth and would fit nicely on the outside.
MOHAMED SANU, Wr, RUTGERS
Great size, good athlete, decent enough speed. Good hands and blocker. Not the fastest and isn’t incredibly physical. Has visited Giants and profiles as a great number 2 receiver. Could be had in the 2nd round, but could sneak into the late first/early second as well.
NICK TOON, WR, WISCONSIN
Son of former Jets wideout Al Toon. Great size. Good against zone coverage. Can jump and play inside and out. Durability issues and is not fast at all. A move the chains type guy.
DEVON WYLIE, WR, FRESNO STATE
This small, but fast wideout has drawn comparisons to Wes Welker. Great athlete. Can make guys miss and can contribute on returns. He’s small and has health issues. But has visited Giants, and would add another explosive receiver in the slot.
GEORGE BRYAN, TE, NC STATE
A big, physical blocker in the Bear Pascoe mold. Safety valve receiver.
JOSH CHICHESTER, TE, LOUISVILLE
6-7. Attractive size, but raw. Developmental
RHETT ELLISION, TE, USC
Hardworking, decent blocker with some receiving skills. Not the most athletic, but could carve out a role on special teams, or as a fullback.
CHASE FORD, TE, MIAMI (FL)
Not the best tight end to come out of Miami, but showed some skill at the Shrine game. Injury prone.
CORY HARKEY, TE, UCLA
Son of Yankee bullpen coach Mike Harkey. Blocker only. Has literally no receiving skills.
KEVIN KOGER, TE, MICHIGAN
One of our draft crushes. We wrote:

Kevin Koger was not utilized when Rich Rodriguez was coach, but made progress in Brady Hoke’s pro-style offense. 6-3, 262. Good hands. Can play inline, in the slot, and as fullback. Is raw, and his development was stunted. But has the tools to become a two-way tight end, with time. He’s someone who would benefit from a year of coaching. Which the Giants can afford to do, because of Martellus Bennett. A sleeper, but enough tools to make an investment

 DEANGELO PETERSON, TE, LSU
Athletic and can run the seam, but there are serious questions about his work ethic.
BEAU RELIFORD, TE, FLORIDA STATE
Agile, athletic. Can catch. But is raw, and needs to toughen up.
EVAN RODRIGUEZ, TE, TEMPLE
Athletic, move TE prospect with some character issues. Lots of athletic talent, but you worry about his maturity.
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