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Can UDFA safety Andrew Adams play his way into Giants' plans?

Safety spot already crowded with young players looking for an opportunity

UMass v Connecticut
Andrew Adams
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The New York Giants would appear to already be flush with young safeties vying for jobs. They added UConn's Andrew Adams as an undrafted free agent, however, so let's look at Adams as we break down the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.

2015 Season in Review

The 5-foot-11, 202-pound Adams had 103 tackles, three interceptions and was named second All American Athletic Conference last season. Adams was a team captain. Tony Pauline of Draft Insider says of Adams:

"Instinctive, consistent safety with average athleticism. ... an efficient safety who gets the most from his ability and could lineup in a zone system if he plays well on special teams."

SB Nation's The UConn Blog was "stunned that Andrew Adams has received so little pre-draft hype."

2016 Season Outlook

Anything can happen, of course, but the Giants drafted Darian Thompson in the third round and have Nat Berhe, Bennett Jackson, Mykkele Thompson, and Justin Currie all returning from injuries.

Adams would have to do something spectacular in the preseason to earn 53-man roster consideration, or perhaps outlast a not-so-spectacular for the Giants rash of injuries at safety. Most likely, Adams is fighting for practice squad consideration.