The Giants’ third-round pick in 2011, WR Jerrel Jernigan spent almost three full seasons in obscurity. But he closed last season with a flourish, catching 19 passes and scoring three TDs in the final three games. He showed plenty of burst and acceleration.
But Jernigan needs to build on that in training camp. Nagging injuries and inconsistent performance sabotaged him in previous camps, but a good camp could convince the Giants that he’s a receiver worth featuring. Victor Cruz will be the Giants’ receiving meal ticket, and Rueben Randle could be the big outside threat, but Jernigan has the potential to be a dangerous catch-and-run weapon.
Jernigan will have to beat out Randle or Odell Beckham to see starter's snaps in the Giants' offense. He'll more likely rotate in as the team's WR4.