"Like Goku, I get stronger with more damage done to my body.Time to ascend to the next level!" Horne tweeted on Wednesday.
In his place, the Giants have brought back another UMass wide receiver in Julian Talley; a first-year pro who had been with the Giants during camp last summer.
As a junior at UMass, Talley caught 56 passes for 747 yards and went on to make the All-CAA Second Team. As a senior, he failed to garner any postseason accolades; however, he improved his production to 60 catches for 759 yards. Talley was able to stay consistent in his production even without having a talented quarterback to get him the ball. That being said, the transition from college to the NFL for a wide receiver can often be daunting. When asked last year about how he expects that transition to go, Talley stressed focusing on fundamentals.
"You hear it all the time, from high school to college, college to the NFL: it's about the adjustment to the speed of the game and doing the little detailed things, the little fundamentals. You really got to stress those and if you get those down, you'll be successful," he said.
On the field, Talley has an intriguing combination of size (6'1") and explosiveness, but he does not possess the straight away speed (4.60 40-yard dash) that, say, Victor Cruz has shown. However, he has an athletic build and showed off a 41.5-inch vertical leap at the UMass pro day. With his athleticism, Talley could become a productive NFL player if he can improve his route running ability.
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