Since the Forum has slowed considerably post-Draft, I thought we could get a little camp hype going. One player that stood out as an interesting prospect is David Mackie out of the Canadian Western University.
Why I find him interesting, aside from the Canadian rules he played under in college, is that he could provide significant value as a versatile player. It's remarkable to me that a guy like Zak DeOssie still holds a roster spot in today's NFL when he provides minimal value outside of longsnapping.
With very good size (6'3" 245) and what appears to be solid mobility, Mackie looks the part. From the minimal highlight cut ups available on YouTube, he appears to be a willing and capable blocker at the FB position and provides consistent longsnapping duties.
My thought is, if a guy like Mackie can show more than just longsnapping, this could be a huge opportunity to open a roster spot by allowing the Giants to move on from the ancient DeOssie and potentially feel compelled to do the same with Shane Smith.
I know this is a long shot and based on minimal intel, but I can't help but think a younger athlete with duel skill sets could help the Giants keep an extra guy for the OL or defensive backfield that could prove useful during the long season.
Food for thought. YouTube Highlights
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