New York Giants Sign Draft Picks Andre Williams and Nat Berhe: The New York Giants announced on Friday that they have signed two of their seven 2014 NFL draft picks: running back Andre Williams (4th round) and safety Nat Berhe (first 5th round pick). The New York Daily News is reporting that both contracts are 4-year deals. The Daily News is also reporting that the Giants are close to signing their second 5th rounder, LB Devon Kennard (USC).
BBI scouting report on Andre Williams:
Williams led the country in rushing in 2013 with 2,177 yards and 18 touchdowns, but he did not have one pass reception. Williams is a big, powerful, instinctive, north-south, downhill runner with decent speed. He is not terribly quick or elusive but he runs with good balance and body control. Williams breaks tackles and gains yards after contact. Williams has a tough, physical running style. He likes to punish opponents and is a good short-yardage back. Williams obviously needs to become more of a factor in the passing game but he reportedly caught the ball well at his Pro Day. Smart and competitive.
BBI scouting report on Nat Berhe:
Berhe was a 4-year starter at San Diego State where he played a hybrid safety/linebacker position. He projects to safety or slot corner in the pros. Berhe lacks ideal size and speed, but he is an instinctive, tough, aggressive, productive defender who plays hard all of the time. Berhe is a fluid athlete. He flies around the field and plays faster than he times. Berhe hits hard and makes a ton of tackles. He does not make many plays on the football in the air. A team leader, Berhe is a very competitive, smart, and confident player who loves the game. He should do well on special teams.
Article on RB Andre Williams: Andre Williams: Analyzing the Giants’ fourth-round pick on tape by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com
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Article on DE Damontre Moore: Damontre Moore ready to show Giants he can compete for DE spot by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger
Article on the New York Giants Linebackers: Giants roster: Once a position of concern, linebackers looking to lead defense by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger
Articles on the New York Giants Rookies:
- Giants trying new approach with rookies this offseason by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- Giants taking a different approach with rookies by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com