Could Dawson Knox realize his potential with the Giants?
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"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015 B.J. Hill Jerseys Stitched , Week 172019 NFL DraftThe Giants should consider Mississippi tight end Dawson Knox on Day 3New,14commentsCould Dawson Knox realize his potential with the Giants? EDTShareTweetShareShareThe Giants should consider Mississippi tight end Dawson Knox on Day 3Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY SportsHow do the New York Giants view their tight end position? They are paying Rhett Ellison a relatively rich contract to be a blocking tight end, made a point of re-signing Scott Simonson. On the other hand, they have Evan Engram -- who could be one of the NFL’s premier match-up nightmares with better use. While neither Ellison’s contract or Engram’s game might be ideal for Dave Gettleman, tight end is one of the few positions on their roster at which the Giants are solid. Could they look to use that to their advantage and develop an unpolished but promising prospect down their depth chart? If so, they should take a long look at Dawson Knox out of Ole Miss. He has every trait a “complete” starting tight end needs, and is just waiting for some actual development.MeasurablesProsSolid size and frame for the position.Significant athletic upside.Able to play out of multiple positions on the offensive formation.Little wasted motion off the line of scrimmage.Shows strong hands as a receiver.Looks to establish inside leverage as a blocker.ConsAn afterthought in Ole Miss’ offense, and very underdeveloped. Can round off routes.Doesn’t run a full route tree.Needs to be more aggressive as a blocker. Prospect VideoWhat They’re Saying “A high school quarterback, Knox transitioned to tight end at Ole Miss but never became a prominent component of the passing game. With that said, there have been exciting flashes as a receiver although they are few and far between. There is considerable work needed as a route runner for Knox to find succcess catching the football at the next level, not to mention so inconsistency with his hands to clean up. As a blocker, Knox is more developed and has upside both on the move and in-line. Knox is a project, but he can be a worthy one to invest in. He has the ceiling of a quality TE2 and potential starter in time but patience is required.” - Joe Marino (The Draft Network - Scouting Report) Does He Fit The Giants?In a vacuum, Knox does fit the Giants’ offense. Or at least White Eli Manning Jerseys , he should be able to fit their offense eventually. As of right now, Knox is little more than raw upside, potential without production. He was an almost complete afterthought in Mississippi’s offense, and had just 22 targets in his final season. And while Knox shows tangible athletic upside with good speed, strength, and quickness to his game, it is almost completely undeveloped. He will need to land in a situation where a team doesn’t need him to contribute right away, but can take the time to teach him how to run a full route tree, catch with consistency, and block with authority.But while he was rarely used, Knox does at least have experience lining up all over the field, from fullback, to in-line tight end, to slot receiver and wide receiver. In light of all of that Eli Manning Jerseys 2019 , the Giants might be a better landing place than most. The team has Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison at the top of their depth chart, which would give them the flexibility to develop Knox without having to depend on him as a contributor early. If he reaches his full potential, the Giants could have a starting caliber tight end to make Rhett Ellison or Scott Simonson expendable for the cost of a Day 3 pick. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Aldrick Rosas came to the New York Giants‘ training camp as somewhat of a long shot to keep his job as placekicker.The former NAIA player struggled in his rookie season, hitting 18 of 25 field goals, while missing three of 23 extra points. Upsetting the coaching staff: his occasional tendency to have one of his kickoffs go out of bounds, allowing opponents to start drives at their 40-yard line.It wasn’t a good first year and Rosas knew it.So after giving himself a little time with his family — a daughter was born early last season — Rosas went back to work, and never stopped.Rosas was almost perfect in training camp and the preseason in beating out Marshall Koehn, a first-year free agent. It has paid off bigtime during the season: Rosas on Tuesday was voted to the NFC team in the Pro Bowl. The second-year pro has hit 28 of 29 field goal attempts and 25 of 26 PATs. His .966 field goal percentage is second in the NFL to former Giants kicker Robbie Gould (.967 on 29 of 30). His 109 points are ninth in the league.Among his field goals is a franchise record 57-yarder against Chicago. His only field goal missed was on a 52-yard attempt against Philadelphia on Oct. 11.“I don’t know how to describe it — shocking, just to get that support and votes from my peers and the fans, and everybody in the building, this organization just being behind me,” Rosas said Wednesday of the honor. “It’s real special.”Rosas said a lot of the credit has to go to long snapper Zak DeOssie, holder Riley Dixon White Odell Beckham Jerseys , and the coaching staff.The soon to be 24-year-old said he has prospered by taking things day by day. He sorted out his kicking technique with former NFL kicker John Carney in San Diego in the offseason while working on his mental approach to the game.“He has put his nose to the grindstone,” said Dixon, a punter signed in the offseason who has become the holder in the operation, replacingBrad Wing. “He just kept working.”As Rosas spoke, DeOssie smiled in the background, somewhat like the proud dad. He has been with the Giants since 2007 and has been around a lot of good kickers.Rosas saw him smiling and called him “the oldest guy in the NFL” and “a dinosaur.”When DeOssie was asked if Rosas was paying for the holder and snapper to go to the Pro Bowl in Orlando, he quipped: “He bought us tickets.”Rosas, who wasn’t pursued by major colleges, has come a long way from kicking at Southern Oregon, a public liberal arts college in Ashland, Oregon with an enrollment of around 4,300 students. Big crowds on game days were a couple of hundred fans.He was signed as a free agent by Tennessee in May 2016 and released at the end of training camp. The Giants signed him to a reserve/future contact in January 2017 and he beat out veteran Mike Nugent in training camp.“Yeah, it’s starting to kind of hit now in these last couple of hours, and even last night Odell Beckham Jerseys 2019 ,” Rosas said. “Just how, NAIA and small high school, just to last year, to kind of now. The story is still kind of getting written. When you’re around a great group of guys, a great organization, great fans, it’s just a huge blessing.”Rosas is one of coach Pat Shurmur’s favorite players. He looks like a buff linebacker, plays the same way, and makes kicks, too.NOTES: WR Odell Beckham Jr. (quad), LB Alec Ogletree (concussion), C Spencer Pulley (calf), WR Russell Shepard (ankle) and S Michael Thomas (excused absence) did not practice Wednesday. DL Kerry Wynn (thumb) was limited.
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