Former #FSU wide receiver Travis Rudolph will sign with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent.— Paxton Boyd (@paxton) April 30, 2017
Congrats to Wake DT Josh Banks who agreed to terms as a free agent with the New York Giants ! Hard work pays off ! I'm happy for you josh— Dave Cohen (@CoachCohenWake) April 29, 2017
Proud to be a New York Giant but mark my words, every team that passed up on will pay dearly in the long run. That's a promise— Jessamen Dunker (@QB_Bodyguard66) April 30, 2017
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Two Giants UDFAs: San Diego State LB Calvin Munson and Clemson S Jadar Johnson.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) April 29, 2017
The New York Giants have a strong track record with undrafted free agents.
They have consistently attracted top college free agents with strong recruitment over the draft process and a reputation for giving them a fair shot at a roster spot. Most famously Victor Cruz emerged from the UDFA scrum to become one of the biggest stars in the NFL and help the Giants win a Super Bowl. But they Giants also gotten contributions from undrafted players like Henry Hynoski, Jake Ballard, Spencer Paysinger, and Mark Herzlich.
Last year the Giants had Andrew Adams, Will Tye, Romeo Okwara, and Roger Lewis make significant contributions to their return to the playoffs.
Unlike the draft, undrafted free agents are courted by several teams and can sign wherever they want. Scouts and teams try to build relationships with these players throughout the season and draft process, and use those to recruit players during the final rounds of the draft.
With the 2017 draft in the books, which undrafted free agents will be joining the New York Giants?
We will update when we know of any confirmed signings.