Let’s continue our player-by-player profiles of the New York Giants 90-man roster by looking at one of the young receivers hoping to earn a spot with the team. That would be Amba Etta-Tawo, who starred at Syracuse during the 2016 season.
Position: Wide receiver
Weight: 208 pounds
2017 season in review
2018 season outlook
Etta-Tawo faces an uphill climb to make the Giants’ roster. Etta-Tawo played collegiately at Maryland and had a pedestrian career with 30 catches in two seasons. As a graduate transfer at Syracuse he blossomed, getting the attention of the NFL with a 94-catch, 1, 482-yard season. He still went undrafted. The Giants are banking on scouting reports like the one below from Pro Football Focus proving correct:
Etta-Tawo shot out of nowhere this season to become one of the most productive receivers in college football. But taking a closer look at his tape shows there’s a bit more to the story. Etta-Tawo has some skills, such as his quick release and good hands downfield which make him a viable deep threat. But his game lacks refinement and his lack of route running will be a concern for NFL teams. His Senior Bowl performance wasn’t as good as it could’ve been so he’ll likely see his stock fall a little. But Etta-Tawo does have some potential and could develop into a solid receiver down the road.
Can Etta-Tawo stand out in the large contingent of receivers vying for roster spots? We will find out this summer.