NFL 2022: One undrafted free agent from every team that could make the roster

May 26, 2022; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Justyn Ross (8) runs drills during organized team activities at The University of Kansas Health System Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
May 26, 2022; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Justyn Ross (8) runs drills during organized team activities at The University of Kansas Health System Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 5, 2020; West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers tight end Austin Allen (11) catches a long pass in front of Purdue Boilermakers safety Marvin Grant (4) during the second half of the game at Ross-Ade Stadium. The Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 37 to 27. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports /

New York Giants: Austin Allen, TE, Nebraska

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The New York Giants lost their starting tight end in the offseason as Evan Engram ended up joining the Jacksonville Jaguars. Now, they have a pretty interesting group including former Houston Texan Jordan Akins, veteran journeyman Ricky Seals-Jones, and rookie Daniel Bellinger.

In all honesty, Bellinger might be the most well-rounded (due in large part to his blocking in-line) of the three, but might not start due to his lack of experience — he’s probably also the least polished route-runner of the trio despite standing out as a blocker.

With the lack of a true starter at the position, the Giants are likely to use a committee — and that could lead to them keeping more tight ends than normal. This is good news for undrafted rookie Austin Allen, who had a big campaign in 2021 for Nebraska.

In his final season with the Huskers, Allen had 38 receptions for 602 yards and two touchdowns. His numbers that year eclipsed his totals from his first three seasons and while that wasn’t enough for him to get drafted, it did help him get a shot with New York.

Helping his case is the fact that he’s not just a 6-foot-8 target that averaged more than 15-yards per reception, but he’s also a solid blocker. With Seals-Jones and Akins making their living as receivers, the Giants might be tempted to keep another guy who can block.