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New York Giants Won’t Limit Travis Beckum to Tight End Position

Published by on June 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

In the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Travis Beckum, the 6’3", 243-pound tight end out of Wisconsin. While the jury is still out on how Beckum will fare in the NFL, scouts have called him a solid receiving tight end with almost no run-blocking skills.

However, after carefully reviewing statements on Beckum by both the New York Giants as well as the general media, I’m beginning to think that he isn’t quite a tight end at all.

Beckum isn’t the ideal size for a tight end. In fact, in an era in which 270-pound tight ends are the standard, Beckum can actually be viewed as more of a wide receiver than a tight end, at least in terms of his body size. However, that may...

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