It seems Larry Donnell has silenced any doubt the New York Giants had a viable tight end on their roster. In four short weeks, the former Grambling State Tiger has gone from a nobody on the Giants’ 53-man roster to the go-to guy in the passing attack, culminating in a spectacular three-score first half against the Washington Redskins on Thursday night.
Larry Donnell is the most out-of-nowhere revelation so far this season. Didn't even show this type of skill in the preseason.
— Pete Damilatis (@PFF_Pete) September 26, 2014
Thanks to Donnell’s fantastic first half and an equally impressive performance from quarterback Eli Manning (20-of-24 passing for 209 yards), the Giants took a 24-7 lead into the tunnel at halftime. Manning is enjoying his first three-touchdown performance since the 2013 season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.
Donnell now has four touchdown receptions for the season—and counting. That is the same total last year’s starting tight end Brandon Myers scored all of last season. He currently leads the Giants with 24 receptions for 222 receiving yards.