Ever since the end of the 2014 NFL Draft former USC tight end Xavier Grimble has been expected to land with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent. That finally happened Wednesday afternoon, with Grimble taking to Twitter to announce the news.
✈✈ Finally headed to New York . God is Great ! Business trip ! I love my job .— Xavier Grimble (@justfollowZae23) May 14, 2014
Grimble is the 10th undrafted free agent to be signed by the Giants, and the only one who is an offensive player. The others are: Linebackers Dan Fox of Notre Dame and Justin Anderson of Louisiana-Lafayette, safeties Charles Barnett of Ohio State and Thomas Gordon of Michigan, defensive ends Emmanuel Dieke of Georgia Tech, Jordan Stanton of James Madison and Kerry Wynn of Richmond, defensive tackles Kelcy Quarles of South Carolina and Eathyn Manumaleuna of BYU.
The Giants also announced that they were awarded OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb off waivers from the Bills.
Grimble is a 6-foot-5, 250-pound tight end who caught 69 passes, 11 for touchdowns, in three seasons at USC.
Here is part of the scouting report on Grimble from CBS Sports, which compares him to Kellen Davis, the blocking tight end signed this offseason by the Giants:
Like the well-built (and well-traveled) Davis, Grimble looks better walking off the bus than he does on tape. He possesses good enough hands and overall athleticism to serve as a short to intermediate threat, especially in the red zone (11 career touchdowns) and has the frame and strength scouts are looking for as a run blocker. He can play the role of a traditional security blanket tight end but a new-age hybrid seam threat, he is not.