Like they say in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: "rule number one: always have a contingency plan." Jerry Reese has his plan A in Martellus Bennett, and the clear plan B is 2012 fourth round pick Adrien Robinson of Cincinnati.
Robinson is as athletically gifted as any tight end coming out of the draft, but was not utilized all that often in college. He had a mere 12 catches in 2011, and 29 for his whole career.
Robinson is quite literally built like former Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, standing 6'4'', 264 pounds, despite running a blistering 4.51 40-yard dash. Jerry Reese referred to him as the "JPP of tight ends." That is high praise, but it also lends one to believe Robinson may not be ready to contribute right away.
Reese said this after the draft this past April, according to the report linked above by the New York Times:
"A guy we haven’t talked about—our first fourth-round pick is Adrien Robinson, the tight end from Cincinnati. We really think this guy has a huge up-side. He is a big, big man; long arms. He didn’t catch a lot of balls for them. But he is kind of a late bloomer who has really come on. And we think this guy is kind of a JPP of tight ends. We like these kind of people. We will get Mike Pope involved with this guy. We brought him in for one of the visits. We are excited about him. We think he can really come on and develop and be a terrific football player for us. So it is very exciting for us to get him."
His blocking is certainly up to the NFL standard, but he needs to develop more ability in the passing game. Robinson is an exciting prospect, and the Giants may have gotten a steal this past April.