This New York Giants‘ 2022 NFL draft pick is already drawing doubters around the industry.

Bleacher Report released a “won’t live up to the hype in 2022” list, which featured Giants second-round selection Wan’Dale Robinson. Although they do not believe Robinson, an explosive and speedy wide receiver out of the University of Kentucky, will flop in the NFL, they do not envision immediate success because of two specific reasons: competition in the receiver room and growing pains in a new system.

Second-round receiver Wan’Dale Robinson, though, may be a couple of years away from being a star.

New York obviously liked the Kentucky product enough to take him 43rd overall, and the skilled but undersized (5’8″, 178 lbs) receiver could eventually become a fixture in the slot. However, Robinson faces a lot of competition for playing time, as the Giants have Sterling Shepard, Kenny Golladay, Darius Slayton and 2021 first-round pick Kadarius Toney at receiver.

The Giants are also coming off a season in which they ranked 31st in both yards and scoring. While the hiring of coach Brian Daboll should help the offense improve, it’s not going to be an instant fix.

The Giants selected Robinson at No. 43 overall in the draft this past spring after the wideout posted a monstrous 104 receptions for 1,334 yards and seven touchdowns at Kentucky in 2021. Robinson, standing at 5″8, 135-pounds, is a shifty weapon, whose skillset compares to the Giants’ first-rounder from last year, Kadarius Toney.

Following the selection of Robinson, there was buzz surrounding the possibility of the Giants trading Toney, who was in the doghouse for skipping out on the beginning of voluntary workouts in April. But Toney has since gotten back in the good graces of general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll. Schoen has also made it known that the team is not shopping Toney.

So, with Toney and Robinson on the same offense, this will give Daboll a number of ways to deploy these versatile and speedy receivers. Daboll is also known for his preference of lining up in 10-personnel, a spread formation with two receivers split out on each side. This is something he often did while serving as the offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills from 2018 to 2021. When considering Daboll’s track record, the addition of Robinson …read more



Critics say This Giants’ Explosive Rookie ‘Won’t Live up to Hype’ in 2022

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