Former Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet was recently released from the Philadelphia Eagles under somewhat odd circumstances that show their might be some sort of divide between the type of players head coahc Chip Kelly wants and the players the Philadelphia scouting department is looking for.
Maysonet was thought likely to be the first Stony Brook player ever selected in an NFL Draft, but was bypassed by all 32 teams in April. ESPN reported that Maysonet received the highest signing bonus ($10,000) of any undrafted free agent running back, but never set foot on the practice field for Philadelphia.
The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Maysonet, a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, given to the outstanding player in FCS, rushed for 1,964 yards in 2012. Maysonet owns school and Colonial Athletic Conference records for career rushing yards (4,725), yards per game (127.7), touchdowns (53) and rushing attempts (695).
Should the Giants take a flier on Maysonet? They did show interest prior to the draft by having him in for their local pro day.
After David Wilson and Andre Brown, the Giants have Da'Rel Scott, Ryan Torain, seventh-round pick Michael Cox and undrafted free agent Jeremy Wright (Louisville) competing for the final couple of running back slots on the 53-man roster.