As the 2011 NFL Draft approaches, fullback presents the New York Giants with an interesting choice. The decision they make will tell you a lot about where the Giants believe Bear Pascoe helps them the most.
Pascoe is a natural tight end who moved to fullback in 2010 when Madison Hedgecock’s season — and maybe his career — ended due to injury. Pascoe did a good job at fullback while learning the position on the fly.
The decision for the Giants? Leave Pascoe at fullback and look for a blocking tight end, the role Pascoe was originally supposed to fill and one the Giants missed in 2010. Or, bring in a fullback and move Pascoe back to his natural tight end spot.
There are several quality fullbacks available in this year’s draft, including Henry Hynoski of Pittsburgh [full profile], Owen Marecic of Stanford [full profile], Stanley Havili of USC and Anthony Sherman of Connecticut.
Perhaps the decision the Giants make later this month will be based on the value they see between the tight ends and fullbacks on the board in the later rounds of the draft.
Analysis: Something has to be done here.