New York Giants tight end Adrien Robinson (81) makes a catch during training camp at University Field at SUNY Albany. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants Adrien Robinson ready for a breakout year


There are always uber-athletic backup tight ends who seem to come out of nowhere to post huge numbers, and New York Giants tight end Adrien Robinson has a chance of having that sort of a monster breakout year. Robinson could very well be the next Jordan Cameron, and tuned-in NFL fans need to keep as close of an eye out on this guy as San Diego Chargers sneaky-good No. 2 TE Ladarius Green.

Robinson has received some hype over the past couple of seasons, and there was a chance of a breakout in 2013 due to talk before the season. That never materialized, as he didn’t receive much playing time and slogged through injuries behind veteran Brandon Myers, who was a massive free-agent disappointment for the Giants last year after padding some nice stats in 2012 while with the Oakland Raiders.

It really seems like it could be Robinson’s time to shine soon, and he knows that a breakout year could be out on the horizon. When asked, he said this to NJ.com’s Conor Orr, “It has to be this year.”

Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo will likely ramp up the offense this season, and the former Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach is already viewed as someone who is going to emphasize the tight end position. That could really help out the tall, fast, athletic TE, who has all the physical tools to be a dangerous weapon in the passing game. He just needs health and opportunity on his side, and those should come together for him this season. With Myers out of the picture after his contract was voided, this really is Robinson’s time to seize the day.

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