It's the same old question surrounding the New York Giants this offseason, who will be Big Blue's starting tight end this season? For the fourth straight year, the Giants will have a new starting tight end in their offense. Last season the G-men's starting tight end was Brandon Myers, who they did not re-sign this offseason and after not drafting any tight ends in the 2014 draft, third year pro Adrien Robinson might be the best available option at this time.
"I'm just ready to go", said Robinson. "It's just a huge opportunity. They (Giants) laid the opportunity right in front of me. I just have to go take it and make the most of it."
Robinson was the Giants 4th round draft pick back in 2012 out of the University of Cincinnati. A big and athletic tight end with raw talent, Robinson was said by the Giants at the time to be the "JPP of tight end."
So far though Robinson has not been the "JPP of tight end", yet. In his two seasons in the pros, Robinson has been hampered by injuries and has only played in three games, and has yet to catch a pass even.
Robinson vented on how diifucult it has been for him securing playing time during his first few years in the league.
"Pretty frustrated, actually," admitted the tight end. "Everyone wants to play as soon as they get here, but there's nothing you can do about injuries and that pretty much took up my whole second year. I'm just moving forward from there."
With a open competition in front of him to become the starting tight end, Robinson has been working hard to make himself better and one step to that for Robinson is losing weight.
"I was up to like 285 last year, now I'm down to 270," noted Robinson. "I want to get to 265." Losing weight has helped Robinson get better on the field, saying it helped him "being quicker in his routes and in and out of breaks".
One plus Robinson believes will help him shine in the open tight end competition, is the Giants' new offense being installed by new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.
"This offense, the tight end gets a lot more looks," noted the former Cincinatti star. :We move around a lot more in the backfield, different routes. I feel like it's more fitted for the things that I'm good at."
At the end of the day though, Robinson know's this break or make year for him.
" I do feel that pressure and I know this is my third year, so, like you said, it's going to be now or never," stated the Giants' third year tight end. "That's just my mentality that I'm taking every day."
Hopefully for the Giants, Robinson will win the starting tight end job in training camp and become the star player they believed he would become when they drafted him back in 2012