Undrafted free agency has been something of a gold mine for Jerry Reese and the New York Giants.
Beyond superstar receiver Victor Cruz, the Giants have pulled fullback Henry Hynoski, strong side linebacker Mark Herzlich, and defensive end Kerry Wynn from the pool of undrafted free agents. Ppre-season sensations Corey Washington, Marcus Harris, and Orleans Darkwa are undrafted free agents.
The Giants draft is in the books, so now it is time to look ahead at who might go undrafted. The Giants are making calls to potential free agents as we type. As of right now, the Giants only have two spots open for undrafted free agents, but they can make roster moves to open up more spots if there are free agent rookies that they like better.
Giants Draft Choices
Round 1) Ereck Flowers (OT, Miami)
Round 2) Landon Collins (S, Alabama)
Round 3) Owa Odighizuwa (DE, UCLA)
Round 5) Mykkele Thompson (FS, Texas)
Round 6) Geremy Davis (WR, UConn)
Round 7) Bobby Hart (OG, Florida State)
Free agents tend to look at teams' depth charts when making their decisions, so it makes sense to look at thin positions first when looking ahead at undrafted free agency.
Rory "Busta" Anderson (TE, South Carolina)
Cameron Clear (TE, Texas A&M)
Durrell Eskridge (FS, Syracuse)
Cody Prewitt (FS, Ole Miss)
Derrick Lott (DT, Tennessee-Chattanooga)
Stay tuned, we'll be keeping this tracker updated as the UDFA frenzy unfolds
Here is your first update.
Akeem Hunt, a running back who recently visited the Giants, is apparently joining the team. Hunt is a player Charlie Campbell of Walter Football told Pat and Ed to watch out for during the most recent 'Big Blue Chat' podcast.
UDFA ILB Cole Farrand (Maryland) has agreed to a deal with the Giants, according to his reps.
(via Adam Caplan) Darren's is a 6-foot-3, 245-pound inside linebacker from Maryland. He isn't terribly athletic, but plays with consistent discipline and toughness, and is a reliable tackler.
Here is one more. Justin Currie is a safety from Western Michigan.
Congrats to my man @JustinCurrie33 signing with the NY Giants!! Looks like I have a new favorite team. Good luck brotha!— Jared Kujawa (@JaredKujawa) May 2, 2015
Several Canadian Football League players have accepted invites to the Giants' rookie mini-camp. per Sportsnet's Justin Dunk. They are offensive linemen Jacob Ruby, Sukh Chungh and Sean McEwen, along with linebacker Byron Archambeault.
Tulane offensive tackle Sean Donnally will sign with the Giants. Donnally is a 6-8, 297-pound tackle who wins with quick feet and an understanding of angles. As you can guess by his weight, Donnally needs to spend some time in the weight room and get stronger. However, he has intriguing upside.
Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova will reportedly be at the team's rookie mini-camp.
Just hung up w officially Giants bound Gary Nova. Is he excited? "Just motivated honestly. And grateful for opportunity."— tara sullivan (@Record_Tara) May 3, 2015
Nova confirmed via Twitter that he will be at mini-camp with the Giants.
Add a couple more names to the list of players who get tryouts with the Giants during rookie mini-camp. Penn State defensive end Brad Bars tweeted that he will try out with the Giants and Titans. Concordia-Ann Arbor linebacker Takari Johnson will reportedly also get a tryout.