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"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015 Authentic Daniel Jones Jersey , Week 17New York Giants NewsWhat could Monmouth wide receiver Reggie White Jr. bring to the Giants?New,36commentsLet’s see what we can learnEDTShareTweetShareShareWhat could Monmouth wide receiver Reggie White Jr. bring to the Giants?Picture courtesy the Monmouth athletic departmentLooking across the crop of draftees and undrafted free agents, one name stands out among the rest: Reggie White Jr. Anyone with an ounce of knowledge about the history of the NFL knows why that name jumps off the page. But while Reggie White Jr.’s father was indeed a 6-foot-5 inch, 290-pound defensive lineman who played in the NFL in the early 1990s, he wasn’t that Reggie White. But while he isn’t the son of an NFL legend, Monmouth wide receiver Reggie White Jr. is still plenty intriguing as a player. The Giants signed him after the draft as an undrafted free agent, and he could be a player to watch over the course of the summer. UDFAs as a whole have the fourth-highest success rate (just behind second- and third-round picks), that has more to do with volume — there are fare more undrafted free agents signed than players drafted in any one round. Every so often, however, a player will fall through the cracks and present an opportunity in the scramble after the draft. Reggie White Jr.’s athletic upside could be that opportunity for the Giants this year. What did they get when they signed the young man from Monmouth?MeasurablesHeight: 6-foot-2Weight: 208 pounds(Note: All measurements taken from Monmouth’s pro day)ProsExcellent combination of size and athleticism. Flashes the ability to be a “hands” catcher.Tries to use his body to shield the ball from defenders.Uses his size to bully smaller defensive backs. Willing blocker, with the size to be effective.Has the agility to be a good route runner. ConsRoute running needs work. Needs to improve his release against press coverage. Played at a lower level of competition.Doesn’t always run his routes with a sense of urgency.Prospect VideoWhat They’re Saying - Lance Zierlein (NFL.com - Scouting Report) What does Reggie White Jr. bring to the Giants?In a word: Potential.Potential can be something of a dirty word when it comes to prospects and the draft. Players who are more potential than production tend to be risks for coaching staffs, and too much risk could cost jobs after a poor season. But when it comes to undrafted free agents, that risk is pretty well mitigated because nobody really expects them to pan out. Every so often Womens Phil Simms Jersey , however, one of those UDFAs pans out and blossoms into a player for a team. They are usually prospects who slip through the cracks for one reason or another, but have talent to carry them to the next level. Players like Victor Cruz, who had a tumultuous college career, or Romeo Okwara, who hadn’t yet realized his physical upside.The Giants are hoping that Reggie White Jr. is another such prospect. Playing for Monmouth he was able to fly under the radar, and wasn’t able to show off his physical abilities on a bigger stage against premier competition. But those abilities are intriguing. The Giants’ receiver room is crowded, but White has a blend of size and athleticism that only Cody Latimer and Darius Slayton can match. The hope is that making football his full time job under NFL coaching will help him realize that upside. The New York Giants are making life easier for Eli Manning since the bye week.After opening with a 1-7 record, Pat Shurmur's team has won four of five by doing all the little things that make a quarterback look good.The offensive line, which was much maligned before the bye, has been reshaped and is protecting the two-time Super Bowl MVP better while opening holes for sensational rookie halfback Saquon Barkley to show his skills.The defense has forced 12 turnovers in the five-game span, including 11 interceptions. And the pass rush, nonexistent much of the season Harry Carson Jersey , has 10 sacks in the last two games after getting 14 in the first 11.Put it all together and the Giants (5-8) still have a slim shot at making the playoffs heading into Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium against the Tennessee Titans (7-6).All the talk about this being the 37-year-old Manning's final season as the starter also has died down. It actually looks like he can be the starter for a few more years.Manning said Wednesday the biggest difference since the bye has been the Giants' ability to run the ball. Barkley has rushed for at least 100 yards in the past four games, capped by a career-best 170 yards on 14 carries in the 40-16 win over Washington on Sunday."Just an emphasis on running the ball, the play-action," Manning said. "A lot more under center. Not as much shotgun. Not as much seven-step drop. Just having everything built off the run game."The success of the run has allowed Manning to cut back on his passes. The fewest he threw in the first eight games was 29 in a win over Houston. In the other seven, he put the ball in the air between 36 and 47 times.In the current span, he has averaged 28.6 passes, with the highest total being 37 against Philadelphia, the only loss since the bye.Manning said making fewer throws doesn't reduce the pressure."You just want to go out there and do your job" Manning said. "We got to throw the ball. We got to throw it well. We got to run the ball. When you can do both, and depending on what the defense is doing, we can just adjust a little bit easier."The offensive line has been a big plus in the past month. It allowed 31 sacks in the first eight games. Since adding Jamon Brown at right guard and Spencer Pulley at center a few weeks before that, the unit has allowed 12 sacks."Just being able to fire off and get that run game going, it can help all the play-actions," Manning said. "We're not in as many third downs for any obvious passing downs as we were early on http://www.giantslockerroom.com/authentic-lawrence-taylor-jersey , where the defense kind of can have a little bit of an advantage."Left tackle Nate Solder said the line, which includes rookie Will Hernandez at left guard and second-year pro Chad Wheeler at right tackle, has developed chemistry. Wheeler is the only current starting lineman who was with the Giants last season."We kind of know what to expect from each other," Solder said. "We believe in each other. I guess that's settling in as much as you can, knowing what the coaches are asking of us, being able to do it multiple times consecutively, successfully. ... I think all those kind of contribute to that settling in."The result this past weekend was Manning experienced something he has not felt in a while. He got to watch rookie Kyle Lauletta play in the fourth quarter with New York ahead 40-0 despite being without top receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (quadriceps)."I guess you're happy to be out there when you're winning and you got a lead, and let the rookie get in there and play some," Manning said. "Rooting for him to do well. It's fun to cheer on your guys, and when you have a big lead, it's a good feeling."NOTES: After Shurmur said Beckham would not practice Wednesday, he took part on a limited basis. He looked fine in the individual portion of the workout. ... TE Rhett Ellison (ankle) did not practice. ... Defensive captain and safety Landon Collins had surgery Tuesday to repair a partially torn labrum. He was injured against Chicago on Dec. 2. He was placed on injured reserve last week.


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