Giants Grab Stackhouse

The Giants picked up an undrafted free agent, and they say he's good enough to start opening day. FB Charles Stackhouse was signed yesterday by the Giants

The Giants picked up undrafted fullback Charles Stackhouse out of Mississippi.

Stackhouse, 6'2", 252lbs, is a pure fullback was projected to be selected somewhere in the two day NFL draft.

The Giants former fullback, Charles Way told Ken Palmer that he was very excited about the player coming to the team.

Stackhouse can block, run, catch, and the team expects that he's talented enough to start on opening day.

The Giants were initially going after FB Will Bartholomew, out of Tennessee, but he signed elsewhere.

Here's a profile of the Giants newest player:

Position: Fullback
College: Ole Miss
Height: 6-2
Weight: 252
Hometown: West Memphis, Ark.

Positives: Has good initial quickness coming out of his stance … North-South runner who has good leg drive and plays at a low pad level, which allows him to move the pile … Runs with a forward lean … Has a valid short burst (not evident by his 40-yard time, however) … Effective pass catcher on flats, swings and screens … Makes proper lane decisions as a runner, finding the seam in zone play … Rugged blocker who can isolate and dominate linebackers and is very quick to pick up the blitz … Turns and adjusts to the ball while keeping stride in the short passing areas … Keeps his feet moving on contact and shows good acceleration turning upfield … Can sit and anchor down in pass-blocking situations.

Negatives: Tends to narrow his base and lose balance when running in the open … His tight base also affects his balance when blocking … Needs to correct a problem with his inline blocking, as he will sometimes make contact and then suddenly stop his leg drive … 1999 knee surgery cost him some quickness, as he stood away from lower leg and body conditioning in recent years … Has matured, but had discipline issues earlier in his career.

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