Take the bias out of it, take the fandom out of it, and think rationally for a second: did the New York Giants really need Evan Engram?
Throughout Eli Manning’s Hall of Fame career, his tight end options have been late-round draft picks (Kevin Boss), undrafted players (Jake Ballard), and high-end draft choices who flopped with their former team (Martellus Bennett).
But even with the selection of Engram, the Giants aren’t guaranteed a legitimate starting tight end, as his size and speed are more comparable to a wide receiver than a tight end.
What they do have on the roster, though, is Matt LaCosse, a traditional tight end, who is already impressing those at OTAs and minicamp.
In a recent article my NJ.com’s James Kratch, he stated how LaCosse is “making the team” because he’s simply shown too much not to deserve a roster spot.
LaCosse, who went undrafted like many other tight ends of Giants past, didn’t play at all least season due to injury, leading to Will Tye taking the majority of snaps as the starter.
Could it be that LaCosse, someone who they have little invested in, is already the better option as the team’s tight end moving forward?
Obviously, having too many options is a good problem to have, as Rhett Ellison, Jerell Adams, and Tye still remain on the roster.
But it could put the Giants in an interesting situation if LaCosse continues to perform, potentially earning meaningful snaps, after just spending a first rounder on a kid that was expected to be a game changer.
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