This will be part 4 in a series of 13 as we breakdown the Tight End position in the upcoming NFL draft. It’s unclear at this point for the New York Giants will invest in drafting a Tight End, however; if GM Joe Schoen pulls the trigger for one, there are some notable prospects that would be a welcomed addition to the Giants roster. Here are my top 5 Tight Ends for the 2024 NFL draft.

  1. Brock Bowers (Georgia) 6’4/240: According to many NFL scouts, Bowers (56/714/6) is the next Travis Kelce or he could even eclipse the production of Kelce before his career comes to an end. Bowers has all the bells and whistles you want in the Tight End, size, speed, soft hands, excellent route runner and sound blocker. Projected Top 10.
  2. Ja’Tavion Sanders (Texas) 6’3/252: Sanders is a threat anyway on the field (45/682/2) as he excels after the catch. Sanders has a broad radius with soft hands and isn’t shy about catching balls in traffic. Sanders has lined up as a traditional inline Tight End, in the slot and also on the outside, which displays his versatility as a receiver. Projected mid to late round 2.
  3. Cade Stover (Ohio State) 6’4/255: Stover has followed the traditional Ohio State Tight End in years past as a reliable receiver and a solid blocker. The Tight End position at Ohio State is usually the last option for a Quarterback, but when Stover gets his opportunity as a receiver, he is as reliable as any Tight End in the country and moves the chains well. Projected Round 3.
  4. Jaheim Bell (Florida State) 6’2/242: Bell is a dynamic Tight End who has lined up at many different positions for the Seminoles, but mostly in the slot. Bell will often have lapses with drop balls and would need to get that corrected at the next level.  Bell stat line of 39/503/2 isn’t jaw dropping, but the talent is evident. Projected Round 4.
  5. Theo Johnson (Penn State) 6’6/257: Johnson has moved up on my board of Tight Ends and now sits at #5. Johnson has excellent size with surprising speed (4.54). Johnson is a solid blocker, which will enhance his chances to contribute at the next level. As a receiver, Johnson stat line of 32/325/6 doesn’t reveal his true talents as he was not the primary target for the Nittany Lions and was asked to block, which he does very well. Projected Round 5.

The New York Giants could cut/release Darren Waller, due to his declining offensive production and his history of injuries. The 2024 Tight End class doesn’t have the talent as with past drafts as evident of only one Tight End projected to go in round 1.  

The Tight End position is certainly not a priority as are other positions for the Giants, but they do need to upgrade it at some point if they move away from Darren Waller which doesn’t seem to be pointing in that direction.

Keep an eye out for part 5 in a series of 13 as I cover the Top 5 Offensive Tackles.