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Isaiah Likely named a ‘best fit’ for Giants

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The New York Giants will be adding a tight end (or two) in the 2022 NFL draft and one of their targets on Days 2 and Day 3 could be Coastal Carolina’s Isaiah Likely. In fact, Ryan Fowler of The Draft Network believes Likely is a great fit for the Giants.

Just last year, the Giants’ tight end room looked to be one of the deepest in football with Evan Engram and Kyle Rudolph. After signing Ricky Seals-Jones, the Giants are still in need of a true top tight end. Seals-Jones – like he was in Washington – is an above average backup, but throwing Likely into the fold within an offense that needs to take a step forward could be the optimal addition on Day 2 for new Head Coach Brian Daboll.

Likely (6’4″, 245 lbs.) led all FBS tight ends in touchdowns in 2021 with 12 and was named a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection with 59 catches for 912 yards in 13 starts. He averaged over 20 yards per reception in 2020 and over 15 in 2021.

The Giants are in need of depth and talent in their tight end room and this draft as many options for them to explore. After Seals-Jones, the Giants’ depth chart at the position is spotty (Jake Hausmann, Chris Myarick and Rysen John), so it’s expected that they will add a rookie or two to the room.

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