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NY Giants Draft: Finding impact players on day 2 and 3

By Adam Nardelli | Contributor

Finding impact players on day 2 and 3 of the draft can often determine how effective the draft choices are looked at as a collective group in the future.  With that being said, here are two offensive players the Giants should be taking a hard look at as possibilities on the second and third day of the draft.

Chris Conley, a wide receiver out of the University of Georgia, isn’t a name that has been attached to the Giants in most mock drafts throughout the draft season.  But it should be. 

Conley, who ran a 4.35 second 40 yard dash at the combine, is the most dangerous when he runs one-cut routes, according to his cbssports.com draft profile.  One-cut routes, such as the slant route, are used heavily in Ben McAdoo’s quick pass “get the ball out quick” style of offense. 

Conley might not be the most renowned name in this wide receiver class, but his skill set fits right in with the Giants offense.  He’s also good with his release off of the line of scrimmage, another positive factor in his ability to get open immediately on a quick route. 

Nick Boyle, a Tight End from the University of Delaware, is a late-round possibility that could add a new dimension to the offense in having a second-receiving threat at Tight End.  Boyle, with his smooth hands, has no problem with doing everything he can to make the tough catches, and showed the ability he can be a threat down the seam throughout his career at Delaware. 

Boyle has a huge frame at 6’7 and 269 pounds, and with some coaching, can become a great blocking threat to pair with his receiving abilities.  Look for Boyle to be taken round 5 or later. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4fbcN54bOQ Chris Conley highlights, watch at 2:18 with his in-route that he takes for a big gain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGfh1B-Mf5s Nick Boyle’s combine workouts with Mike Mayock breaking down his strengths and how he projects at the NFL level