The New York Giants are prone to choose a large receiver in some unspecified time in the future within the 2021 NFL draft, however latest experiences counsel they’re extra closely targeted on edge rushers early on.
With different wants that should even be addressed, the Giants might wait till the mid-rounds to lock in on a large receiver. And if that’s the state of affairs that performs out, Tennessee’s Josh Palmer is definitely an fascinating possibility.
It’s enjoyable once you consider a participant for a number of yrs and clearly each group has been too. Josh Palmer WR Tennessee is a man I do know #Giants
— Chad Forbes (@NFLDraftBites) April 16, 2021
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Palmer is projected to go wherever from the late second-round to early fourth-round, however is trending upward. If he have been to slip into the early a part of Round 3, the Giants would have a really reputable probability at touchdown him.
Over 4 seasons at Tennessee, Palmer hauled in 99 receptions for 1,514 yards and 7 touchdowns. And whereas these numbers don’t precisely leap off the display screen, they’re a product of an anemic offense and poor quarterback play, in addition to restricted alternatives.
When the ball did come his manner, Palmer made essentially the most of it and even discovered success towards stars reminiscent of Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II. That continued through the 2021 Senior Bowl when Palmer hauled in each of his targets for 21 yards and a landing.
Every 12 months there’s 5-10 WR prospects that everybody talks about and yearly there’s a handful of men exterior that group that change into high quality NFL starters. @Vol_Football WR Josh Palmer (@Flowercitysown) made performs all week and may’ve gotten everybody’s consideration in Mobile. 💤 pic.twitter.com/FkdruiEbJI
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) February 16, 2021
Josh Palmer….. good lord pic.twitter.com/3bWoi7knpr
— Barstool Rocky Top (@BarstoolTenn) January 28, 2021
NFL Network analyst Lance Zierlein had this to say about Palmer:
While he was harm by inconsistent quarterbacking throughout his time at Tennessee, the manufacturing totals are nonetheless disappointing. However, the extra tape you watch of Palmer, the extra you want him. He has dimension, clearly works on refining his route-running and has an excellent understanding of the best way to assist himself with contested catches. While he doesn’t seem to have nice lengthy velocity, he did beat future NFL cornerbacks at Georgia (DJ Daniel) and Alabama (Patrick Surtain Jr.) down the sphere for scores. He’s an instinctive go catcher on all three ranges with above-average ball expertise, however beating press and discovering separation can be his hardest challenges within the NFL. The restricted manufacturing is a priority, however he seems to have the traits of a strong NFL backup.
With lower than two weeks to go till the NFL draft, Palmer is definitely a reputation to control when you’re a fan of the New York Football Giants.