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What Does The Choice Of Beckum Tell Us?

I think all Giant's fans are going to be interested to see how Travis Beckum does this year. He looks like a player that can make some real contributions on offense.  As I've been rehashing the draft in my mind, it seems like that selection, more than any other, will give us some insight into the the Giant's draft thinking.  Beckum was one of a big group of tight ends who have the same relative skill set (Including Ingram, Cook and Casey and I think there were one or two more), good receivers, bad blockers.  The Giants reached out and took Beckum with the last pick of the third round.  Tight end wasn't a position of need and we'd already taken 2 receivers, so he must have been the player the Giants had rated most highly at that point, and they clearly preferred him to the other similar players who were all available at that point.  The other tight ends that had similar ratings didn't go until the mid to late 5th round.  It could be argued that the Giants pulled the trigger on him too early and could have taken somebody else, and still gotten Beckum in the 5th round.  It will be interesting to see how Beckum's career stacks up to those 5th round picks.  If he proves to be substantially better than the others, then Reese really is an amazing talent evaluator.  But, if he isn't head and shoulders above the others, maybe we'll have to acknowledge that Reese is not perfect.

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