The New York Giants have not yet officially announced which players they have signed as undrafted free agents or invited to this weekend's rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis. Either via social media or the excellent work of others in ferreting out the names, we know many of the players expected to participate in the upcoming mini-camp.
Some of the names below were gathered from Twitter. Others from the excellent work of Ralph Vacchiano at the Daily News, Jordan Ranaan at NJ Advance Media, and the fine draft web site Walter Football. What I have attempted to do is add to the list of names some biographical information so we know a little bit about these players as they bid to become Giants.
UConn S Andrew Adams -- A 5-foot-11, 201-pound safety. SB Nation's UConn Blog says Adams has the versatility to play both corner and safety. Another report says Adams "was arguably the Huskies’ best player last season, leading the team in tackles with 103, while picking off three passes."
Boise State CB Donte Deayon -- A miniscule 5-9, 150-pound cornerback, Deyon had 17 interceptions during his career at Boise State. A teammate, of cours,e of third-round pick Darian Thompson.
Lakeland College WR Mykel Esiobu -- A 6-1, 225-pound wide receiver, Esiobu is a raw prospect who played only one year of high school football. He caught 56 passes for 792 yards last season. Here is a quote from Lakeland coach Colin Bruton:
"He's a really coachable kid," he said. "The cool thing about Mike is his story is a really good one. As a freshman, he didn't catch a pass for us. He didn't play any varsity snaps at all. He was a guy that continued to work. He worked before practice, after practice and in the weight room. He developed himself as a player and developed his body into the physical specimen that it is. He has a great work ethic and he's a great example for our players and other players at the high school level."
Oklahoma State CB Michael Hunter -- The 6-foot, 191-pound Hunter apparently caught the eyes of Giants scouts during the Oklahoma State Pro Day.
Kentucky DT Melvin Lewis -- A massive 6-foot-2, 343-pound defensive tackle, Lewis had his senior season cut short by a broken fibula.
Bowling Green WR Roger Lewis -- A 6-foot, 201-pound wide receiver, Dan Brugler of CBS Sports gave him a fourth-round grade in hsi 2016 NFL Draft Guide. Lewis, though, will have to answer character concerns from rape charges filed against him in high school (he was not convicted), and about the limited route tree he ran and level of competition he faced in college. Still, Brugler calls Lewis "is a talented pass-catcher with starting potential down the road."
Minnesota WR KJ Maye -- Maye is 5-8¾, 194-pound wide receiver who caught 73 passes for 776 yards in a breakout senior season. He had only 16 catches as a junior. Burgler says "Maye is highly competitive with the body control and toughness needed for the slot – projects as a quicker-than-fast slot target who has the make-up for special teams."
Virginia Tech TE Ryan Malleck -- The 6-4, 247-pound Malleck was a three-year starter and senior captain. Brugler said his NFL ceiling is likely as a reserve.
Campbell DT Greg Milhouse -- A two-year starter for an FSC school, Milhouse is 6-1, 309 pounds. Brugler says Milhouse "faces a steep learning curve, but can provide quality depth to a three-technique rotation in a four-man front."
Notre Dame DE Romeo Okwara -- The 6-4½. 265-pound defensive end had 12 sacks over the past two seasons for the Fighting Irish. He is only 20. Burgler says "could potentially help in a rotation by year three in the NFL – long-term project."
NC State DE Mike Rose -- At 6-2, 281 pounds, NFL.com says Rose might be a 'tweener.
Has good size for a base end, but simply doesn't possess enough functional athleticism to become an NFL pass rusher or a plus run stopper. Rose may need to add more weight to his frame and give it a go at an interior spot.
Liberty QB Josh Woodrum -- The 6-2¾, 231-pounder played four years at Liberty, completing 63.9 percent of his passes while throwing 61 touchdown passes and 30 interceptions. Brugler says:
He is well-built with adequate arm strength for the NFL, delivering a catchable ball with touch and timing, especially on money downs, but needs to tweak his body mechanics and improve his delivery motion. Woodrum was stuck in a very conservative offense in college with most of his throws within seven yards of the line of scrimmage, but showed precision to be efficient in the short-to-intermediate passing game – development option worth stashing on the practice squad.
Here is more about Woodrum.
California WR Darius Powe -- Powe offers size at 6-3, 220 pounds. Powe caught 104 career passes for 1,253 yards and 11 touchdowns in his four-year college career at Cal.
UTEP TE Cedric Lang -- A mammoth 6-7, 288 pounds for a tight end, Lang was a four-year starter on the UTEP basketball team and only played football as a senior. He caught 11 passes. Brugler says:
Lang is a plodder and lacks desired speed for the position (all 11 of his catches went for 10 yards or less), but he is relatively fluid with the body control to adjust to off-target throws. Although he still looks like a basketball player trying to play football, Lang has upside worth investigating – worth stashing on the practice squad.
Notre Dame DE Ishaq Williams -- Hasn't played football since 2013 after being booted off the Fighting Irish team due to an academic dishonesty investigation.
Laval (Canada) University G Charles Vaillancourt
University of Calgary (Canada) RB Mercer Timmis
University of British Columbia (Canada) DB Taylor Loffler
Grand Valley State OL Brandon Revenberg -- Revenberg is a 6-4, 288-pound guard.
Queens University (Canada) WR Doug Corby
UMass LB/TE Kassan Messiah -- The 6-4, 240-pound Messiah is a New Jersey native. Messiah was a starting outside linebacker for the Minutemen in 2015 and had 64 tackles, four sacks and 6.5 total tackles for loss.
Kutztown RB Terry Williams -- Gained 817 yards rushing on 118 carries (6.9 yards per carry) with 13 touchdowns last season. He rana 4.43 40-yard dash at the Baltimore Regional Combine.
Utica College DE Nick Woodman -- Playing for the D3 school in upstate New York, Woodman had a school-record 29.5 sacks in three seasons. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Wooman participated in the Fordham Pro Day and did enough to earn an opportunity.
Northwestern WR Miles Shuler - A small 5-9, 173-pound receiver, Shuler has been timed at 4.37 in the 40-yard dash. Learn more about him at SB Nation's InsideNU.
Illinois State RB Marshaun Coprich -- Gained more than 4,200 yards rushing the past two seasons, averaging 6.1 yards per attempt. Scored 50 touchdowns and also caught 33 passes in that time. Brugler says "Coprich has the elusive qualities and determined nature that translate well to the next level as both a rusher and receiver."
Louisiana-Lafayette OL Mykhael Quave
Ole Miss WR Quintavius Burdette -- Caught just eight passes at Ole Miss and didn't play football in 2015. He was a sprinter on the school's track team.
Georgia State/German League RB Donald Russell -- Played collegiately at Georgia State. Spent the 2015 season playing in Germany. He is a 5--10, 220-pound back.
University of Manitoba (Canada) LB D.J. Lalama
University of British Columbia (Canada) LB Terrell Davis
Lafayette CB Matt Smalley -- A 5-9, 184-pound corner who has been timed as fast as 4.35 in the 40-yard dash.
Wagner OT Brus Pala
Ithaca DL Schnayder Termidor
Penn State OL Angelo Mangiro
Laval (Canada ) University OL Philippe Gagnon
University of British Columbia (Canada) K Quinn Van Gylswyk
University of Calgary (Canada) WR Brett Blaszko
Ball State C Jake Richard
SOURCE: New York Daily News,