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Report: New York Giants sign French wide receiver

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The New York Giants must bolster their receiving corps behind Odell Beckham Jr., and the franchise is clearly willing to scour the world for an upgrade.

According to James Kratch of NJ Advance Media, the Giants have signed French receiver Anthony Dable’ from a German powerhouse, the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions — which confirmed the news.

Per the team’s official site, Dable’ racked up 145 catches for “nearly” 2,500 yards and 32 touchdowns during the last two seasons. In 2015, he tallied 75 receptions, 1,251 yards and 15 scores.

Dable’, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound wideout is an intriguing prospect, mostly because we have no idea who he really is.

An initial viewing of Dable’s highlight tape shows he’s simply bigger, stronger and faster than everyone. Dable’ apparently excelled at turning quick-hitting routes — hitches, curls, slants — and comebacks into explosive plays by breaking tackles on much-smaller defenders.

Dable’ also seems to rely on his hands to make catches instead of his body. That’s certainly an endearing trait to his quarterback.

However, drawing definitive conclusions from an unknown commodity’s highlight tape is dangerous. Again, Dable’ looks like the best athlete on the field full of players who aren’t exactly NFL material.

His frame is encouraging, but how quickly can Dable’ adapt to the dramatically elevated competition in the NFL? Will he be able to effectively separate from press coverage? Does Dable’ know how to settle into a soft spot of a zone without telegraphing his route?

Dable’ appears to be a risk worth taking, and we’re looking forward to seeing how the acquisition turns out.