Miami tight end David Njoku is listed among the participants on Friday when the New York Giants hold their local pro day for players eligible for the 2017 NFL Draft. Njoku, a Ceder Grove, N.J. native, is a potential first-round pick considered to be a potential target for the Giants with the 23rd overall selection. Njoku is ranked No. 19 on the Big Blue View Big Board.
This type of event is not something an expected high draft pick usually attends. ESPN’s Jordan Ranaan tweeted that Njoku is not expected to attend the pro day. Rather, Njoku will make an official top 30 visit. Art Stapleton also tweeted that Njoku’s visit will be an official one.
A local pro day includes players who either attend college or reside in what theNFL considers a team’s “metropolitan” area. Players may be given physicals, timed and tested at the team’s facility, but must provide their own transportation to get there. NFL teams are also allowed 30 pre-draft prospect visits. The local pro day does not count against that limit.
Below, a partial list of players reportedly participating in today’s workout. If they go undrafted, some of these players could end up with UDFA contract or with invitations to the Giants rookie camp.
- Vance Matthews, WR, Rutgers
- Darius Hamilton, DT, Rutgers
- Noel Thomas, WR, UConn
- Andrew King, ILB, Army
- Chris Muller, G, Rutgers
- Andre Patton, WR, Rutgers
- Tevin Shaw, DB, Kansas
- Kareem Are, OT, Florida State
- R.J. Nitti, QB, Bucknell
- Phazahn Odom, TE, Fordham
- Marvin Easter, DB, Cheyney
- Dorian Williams, DB, Princeton
- Dalton Crossan, RB, UNH
- Jordan Powell, TE, UNH
- Tyler Condit, LB-FB, New Haven
- Zach Voytek, OT, New Haven
- Anthony Cioffi, DB, Rutgers
- Omari Manhertz, DL, American International
NOTE: Big Blue View has only confirmed a few of these. Most are taken from a list provided by Walter Football and reports from Draft Diamonds. This is only a partial list, and we realize there may be discrepancies.