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Giants Roster Breakdown: Jerrel Jernigan

When the Giants drafted Jerrel Jernigan in 2011 they were looking for him to become a playmaker both on ofense and special teams. They are still waiting to see that materialize.

Jerrel Jernigan
Jerrel Jernigan

Let's continue rolling through the 90-man roster the New York Giants will bring to training camp by touching on wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, who is entering his third season.

2012 Season In Review

In his second season Jernigan made only three catches for 22 yards, but they were the first three of his NFL career. The only kickoff he returned went for 60 yards. Jernigan once again had an opportunity to earn the punt return job but could not secure it because he could not convince the Giants he could secure the ball. While the numbers don't seem like much by season's end he had surpassed Ramses Barden on the depth chart and was getting a handful of snaps in sets calling for extra receivers while Barden sat.

2013 Outlook

Jernigan is once again the mix for the punt and kickoff return jobs, and figures to have a solid chance to return kickoffs if the Giants decide not to allow David Wilson to do that job full time. Jernigan has nine career kickoff returns for a 27.3-yard average, with eight of those in 2011. As a receiver he would appear to be fifth on the depth chart behind Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle and Louis Murphy.