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Giants appear to be planning on more 2-TE sets

By Ryan Smith
Jun 10, 2017
New York Giants Will Tye Evan Engram Rhett Ellison

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ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 20: Will Tye #45 of the New York Giants carries the ball during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills on August 20, 2016 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeats New York 21-0. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
  • On Saturday, Jordan Raanan noted that the Giants were working on more two-TE sets than in the past, along with using a fullback.
  • This would be a complete change-up for a team that led the league using 11 personnel (one RB, one TE), doing so at a rate of 90 percent in 2016.
  • Newly signed Rhett Ellison looks to take playing time away from Will Tye and pair with first-round pick Evan Engram if the Giants are in 12 personnel.
  • New York coveted Engram’s receiving ability, he led the 2017 tight end class with 2.59 yards per route run.
  • Ellison brings his blocking ability to the position. When Minnesota used him last season he ran a pass route just 27 percent of the time. While he’s played fullback in the past, it has been just 16 percent of his career snaps.

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