Rookie tight end Jerell Adams caught his first two passes in the NFL last week for 27 yards in the Giants 23-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Despite limited playing time, it was clear to anybody watching the game that Adams needs to be on the field more often.
Out of the Giants three tight ends, Jerell Adams is clearly the best blocking tight end, and seems to be the most athletic.
With both offensive tackles struggling having Adams on the field to block would give Eli Manning more time to find the open receiver, and help out with the Giants struggling running game. With Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz, and Sterling Shepard the Giants can run three man routes and have Adams stay in to block and still make big plays in the passing game.
When he’s not helping in pass and run blocking, Adams showed Sunday night he can be a viable receiving option.
At 6’5”, Adams is the tall receiving option that Eli Manning has always like to throw to ever since he’s been in the league. In fact, if it were Adams running down the seam all alone against the Packers instead of the 6’2” Will Tye, Adams may have been able to catch on Manning’s overthrown pass and scored a touchdown.
The Giants are expected to have tight end, Larry Donnell, back after he missed last week’s game with a concussion. But the Giants will be doing themselves a disservice if Adams is inactive on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.