Tight end seems an obvious need for the Giants to potentially address in the final two days of the draft. The tight ends currently on New York’s roster — Adrien Robinson, Larry Donnell, Kellen Davis and Daniel Fells — caught a combined six regular season passes in 2013.
However, G.M. Jerry Reese reportedly indicated Friday that the club is at least somewhat comfortable with the veterans on hand at tight end.
“We’re not going to panic because there are no names that people recognize there yet,” Reese said, according to Art Stapleton of the Bergen (N.J.) Record.
Reese also noted the club was “not afraid with what we have” at tight end, the Record reported.
Of course, a lack of panic about a position isn’t necessarily one and the same with satisfaction about the position, and it will be interesting to see if the Giants bring in a rookie to compete for a role at tight end. The Giants have a second-round pick (No. 43) and a third-round selection (No. 74) on the draft’s second day, which begins at 7 p.m. Eastern on Friday night. The club has four picks Saturday: two fourth-rounders, one fifth-rounder and one sixth-rounder.
The Giants last spent a second-day draft pick on a tight end in 2009, when the club selected Wisconsin’s Travis Beckum in Round Three (No. 100 overall).
Robinson, 25, is the lone Giants draft pick at tight end still on the roster. A 2012 fourth-round selection, he has appeared in just three games in two pro seasons, and he’s yet to catch a pass.