After months of anticipation, preparation, debate, speculation, and many — many — mock drafts, the 2020 NFL Draft is in the books. The New York Giants ended the day by making Georgia Linebacker Tae Crowder “Mr. Irrelevant” with the 255th overall pick.
Now we come to the draft after the draft, the scramble that is undrafted free agency.
With the draft over with, NFL teams will be competing to sign the college prospects who didn’t get drafted. NFL teams always rely on their scouts to underpin their draft process, but here their scouts — and area scouts in particular — are absolutely crucial. They are the people who have spent years visiting the schools, talking to coaches, and building relationships with the players. The teams ad scouts rely on those relationships to convince priority free agents to sign with them and not another suitor.
The Giants have a strong history of finding, signing, and developing players from the ranks of the undrafted. Obviously they’re looking for the next Victor Cruz, but even a player in the mold of Henry Hynoski, Spencer Paysinger, or Mark Herzlich can help the team.
Undrafted Free Agents
- Kyle Murphy, C/G, Rhode Island (via Murphy himself)
- Dana Levine, OLB, Temple (via Jordan Ranaan)
- Niko Lalos, EDGE, Dartmouth (via Justin Melo)
- Javon Leake, RB, Maryland, (via Jordan Ranaan)
- Austin Mack, WR, Ohio State (via Jeremy Birmingham)
- Binjimen Victor, WR, Ohio State (via Jeremy Birmingham)
- Kyle Markway, TE, South Carolina (via his agent, Brett Tessler)
- Case Cookus, QB, Northern Arizona (via Tom Pelissero)
- Derrick Dillon, WR, LSU (via Brooks Kubena)
- Christian Angulo, CB, Hamption (via his agent, Edward Davis)
- Tyler Haycraft, OT, Louisville (via CE Sports Agency)
- Rysen John, WR, Simon Fraser University (Winnipeg Sun)