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With both Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum likely out for the beginning of the upcoming season after suffering torn ACLs in the Super Bowl, the Giants will assuredly do something about the tight end position in the offseason. The selection of top free agents at the position is nothing to write home about, bringing us to today’s Prospect Profile: tight end Dwayne Allen of Clemson.

Given Allen’s ability at the tight end position and the high demand for a tight end at the moment, he would be an ideal mix of value and need at the end of round one.
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Eli Manning’s 4th quarter TD pass to TE Jake Ballard to beat the Patriots in Foxborough contained many key elements – a coverage breakdown, offensive execution, and a very familiar route concept.

The situation: Patriots 20, Giants 17. On 2nd and goal from the 1, with a chance to win the game, Eli hands off to Brandon Jacobs and he gets stuffed. Which brings us to 3rd and goal, only about a foot away from the goal line, with 19 seconds left and no timeouts. The scheme: Flat-7 (corner) combination on the goal line out of Heavy Personnel (3 TE, 2 RB), and use play action to the open (weak) side of the formation. The read: deep (corner route) to short (flat route), testing the discipline of the Pats’ defense.

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The G-Men survived to win their third straight game, in which they looked unimpressive at times but found ways to win. Eleven penalties committed by the Lions helped a lot, as did the three turnovers our defense forced.

The Lions lost their 24th straight road game, amazingly tying the NFL record they set from 2001-03. Somebody help them out…

It was a lot closer than we would have liked. But as they say, a win is a win. I’ll take a 4-2 record and the No. 1 seed in the NFC right now any week.

Don't Reach; Getty Images


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