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UDFA Tracker: Updating Giants undrafted free-agent signings

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Let's look at some of the players who will be attending rookie mini-camp.

Akeem Hunt runs with the ball
Akeem Hunt runs with the ball
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The New York Giants will hold their rookie mini-camp on Friday. With that in mind, let's update the of undrafted free agents who reportedly intend to sign with the Giants. The six players listed below have been connected to the Giants by a variety of publications tracking UDFA signings.

Keep in mind that you will hear that these players have "signed" with the Giants when that is not necessarily the case. Physicals must be taken first, and roster spots must also be cleared. The Giants currently have 86 players, per Giants.com, with room to sign only four unless they release players currently on the roster.

Justin Currie, S, Western Michigan

MLive.com says the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Currie "was a mainstay in the Broncos' secondary as an athletic hard-hitting safety."

TFY Draft Insider offers this scouting report:

Tough, run-defending safety best making plays up the field. Aggressive, displays a burst of closing speed and works hard to get involved in the action. Squares and wraps up ball carriers ... Curry has the size and style to be used as a traditional strong safety and comes with a special-teams mentality.

Sean Donnelly, OT, Tulane

Donnelly is a massive 6-foot-8, 335-pound swing tackle prospect.

NFL.com says:

Donnelly relies on footwork and positioning over power to get his man blocked in the running game and he could struggle against power unless he improves his core strength. His functional movement, ability to sustain blocks and tenacity give him a shot at becoming a starter at some point. NFL offensive line coaches will wear him out if he doesn't find a way to play with better discipline and avoid penalties.

TFY Draft Insider says:

King-sized offensive line prospect best in a small area ... Donnelly is a size prospect who must improve his playing strength and balance to ever make it off a practice squad.

Cole Farrand, LB, Maryland

Farrand is a 6-foot-3, 245-pound middle linebacker.

TFY Draft Insider says:

Farrand is a hard-working defender and does a terrific job reading the action then making the play. He comes with limited athleticism but could make a roster as an eighth linebacker/special teams player.

Brad Harrah, DE, Cincinnati

Harrah is a 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive end.

TFY Draft Insider calls him "a try-hard lineman with limited upside and physical skills. His best opportunity is as an 8th defensive lineman in a conventional line-up."

Akeem Hunt, RB, Purdue

This is a player Charlie Campbell of Walter Football told us on a recent 'Big Blue Chat with Pat and Ed' podcast that the Giants were interested in. Hunt is a 5-foot-10, 183-pound change-of-pace back.

TFY Draft Insider says:

Hunt plays with a fearless style and is a threat to take it the distance anytime there's an opening. He's a triple-threat skill player who can help a team at running back, as a receiver as well as returning punts or kicks

NFL.com says:

Will flash signs of blazing speed and potential during games, but doesn't have consistency of production at any one position to create confidence in giving him much of a draftable grade. Is too hesitant and lacks the vision necessary to be reliable as an NFL running back. His ability to return kicks might be a foot in the door while an offensive coordinator figures out how to use him.

Matt LaCosse, TE, Illinois

LaCosse is a 6-foot-6, 250-pound tight end. He caught 38 passes during his time at Illinois.

NFL.com says:

With a long frame and good speed, LaCosse has the tools to work with for teams looking for a tight end who can stretch the field or stress linebackers in one-on-one matchups. His lack of college production will limit the number of team radars he hits, but he has enough talent to warrant a legitimate look and his ability to play special teams should help his chances.

Tryout players

There will be 60-65 players at the mini-camp, including the six recent draft choices and the players above. That means there will be dozens of 'tryout' players on hand. Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News has been able to track down some of the names.

OL Sukh Chungh, University of Calgary
OL Sean McEwen, University of Calgary
OL Jacob Ruby, Richmond
LB Byron Archambault, University of Montreal
QB Gary Nova, Rutgers
LB Takari Johnson, Concordia-Ann Arbor
DB Tevaughn Campbell, University of Regina (Saskatchewan)
WR Lemar Durant, Simon Fraser University
DT Daryl Waud, University of Western Ontario
DE Brad Bars, Penn State
TE Matt Marfisi, Tulane
DE Carlif Taylor, Southern Connecticut

The number of players from Canada is interesting. The Giants, of course, signed CFL offensive lineman Brett Jones earlier in the offseason. It would appear they found a few other players along the way they were curious enough about to take a closer look.