Standing 6-4, 250 it's hard to imagine DeOssie having the speed necessary to play ‘backer. However, one only has to watch practice a few plays to see that DeOssie is indeed every bit quick enough – and obviously plenty strong enough as well.
Of course the Giants know taking an Ivy Leaguer is a bit of a gamble. But they also know that if DeOssie has anywhere near the determination and resiliency of his old man, they might have gotten a real steal.
While much has been made of DeOssie's long-snapping ability, his biggest contribution will likely come on special teams, but as a cover man. The Giants are basically counting on DeOssie to be a terror covering kickoffs and punts.
He's understandably buried on the depth chart right now, but it's not that far-fetched to envision DeOssie playing meaningful snaps not too long down the road.
In the next week or so, TGI will take a close-up look at each of Big Blue's draft picks and tell you exactly what we've seen and what's going on with the newest Giants.
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