The New York Giants could still use depth at the wide receiver spot, particularly if it happens to come in the form of a big target for Eli Manning. Marquis Bundy, who played one game last season, fits that description at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds.
Is there a place on the 2018 Giants for Bundy? Let’s discuss as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.
Position: Wide receiver
2017 season in review
After joining the Giants late in training camp, Bundy spent most of the season on the team’s practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster for the final game of the season, but did not make a catch. In a two-year career with the Giants and Arizona Cardinals, that is the only regular-season game he has played in.
If everyone is healthy, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard and Cody Latimer will be on the roster. Probably Roger Lewis Jr., too. That leaves Bundy competing with Amba Etta-Tawo, Keeon Johnson, Kalif Raymond, Travis Rudolph, Hunter Sharp and rookie mini-camp signees Jawill Davis and Alonzo Russell for the remaining one or two roster spots.
Bundy is a young player at 23 and his entire NFL career seems to be based upon a projection. In three seasons at New Mexico, he caught only 31 passes. Bundy’s advantage will be his size. Can he use it and prove to the Giants that he can do enough as a receiver and special teamer to deserve a roster spot? We’ll see.