Giants to use first-round pick on tight end to replace Brandon Myers
A little more than a week after they drafted TE Jace Amaro, the Giants are planning on using their first-rounder on a tight end, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
They’ve been shopping tight end Jared Cook for a while, but the Giants feel like they need another option at the position.
They’re reportedly interested in former Alabama tight end/running back Blake Bell, who is out for the season after tearing his ACL last season.
Bell is expected to be the Giants’ first- or second-round choice.
The Giants have been looking for a pass-catching tight end for a couple years, but they’re now looking at a TE to replace Evan Engram, who was waived by the Browns.
The 49ers reportedly want to keep Engram on the roster, and that would leave the Giants in need of a pass catcher.
The Jets have been a hotbed for TE activity this offseason, but it looks like the Giants would like to add one or two.
It would be a major boost to a defense that’s struggling on the interior of the offensive line.
With Greg Olsen out with a broken foot, the Jets could use some help on the offensive side of the ball.
They could also use another pass-catcher to take the pressure off of rookie receiver Mike Evans, who has struggled in camp this offseason.
Evans has been limited to just seven catches in five games.