Here is a little more information about some of the undrafted free agents who have signed with the New York Giants, per a variety of media reports. I will give you some details, but I really don't know anything about these guys.
First, the list, which 'LT56' provided us with last night.
- CB Vince Anderson, Weber International University
- DE Maurice Evans, Penn State
- DE Kenny Mainor, Troy (tryout)
- S Sha’reff Rashad, Central Florida
- S Otis Wiley, Michigan State
- DE Alex Field, Virginia
- S Kenny Ingram, Florida State
- TE Darius Hill, Ball State
- Dwayne Hendricks, DT, Miami
The most intriguing of these might be Vincent Anderson, the small-school cornerback who was drawing attention from several teams prior to the draft. Check the Anderson video below. It's a little tough to pick him out on many plays, but what I see is a guy with good closing speed who isn't afraid to lay the lumber and support the run.
Here's a report on Maurice Evans from Draft Countdown.
Looked like a top pro prospect earlier in his career but took a huge step backwards and was overshadowed by Aaron Maybin...Opted to enter the 2009 NFL Draft even though he had eligibility remaining and was coming off an extremely disappointing season.
Draft Countdown seems to think the Giants might have found some help with the Otis Wiley pickup.
Had a fantastic senior campaign at strong safety and was a consensus 1st Team All-Big Ten selection...Battled a knee injury as a senior, which ultimately required offseason surgery, and was also hampered by a groin ailment...Was a team captain...Should at the very least be a quality backup and special teamer...Definitely has the talent and physical tools to play in the NFL.
The Giants also signed two other safeties, Sha’reff Rashad, Central Florida and Kenny Ingram, Florida State. It's pretty obvious with their last two draft picks and the signings of three UDFA safeties that they are hoping to find a little depth and special teams help with one or two of these guys.
Draft Countdown makes Darius Hill sound like a UDFA version of Travis Beckum, the tight end the Giants took in the third round (100th overall).
Impressive college resume and intriguing physical tools might make him worth a late round flyer...One-dimensional pass catcher who in some ways is essentially a wideout in a tight end's body.
These guys are interesting to speculate on, and you can hope the Giants get lucky with one or two of these players. The reality is, though, that most of them are simply training camp bodies.