Though not official, the New York Giants have reportedly signed the following 15 undrafted rookie free agents. However, sometimes these reports are a bit premature and those who supposedly have signed are merely rookie mini-camp tryout players.
The Giants will hold a rookie mini-camp on May 6-7 at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Those participating will include the team’s six 2016 NFL draft picks, signed rookie free agents, and rookie and street free agents invited on a tryout basis.
QB Josh Woodrum, 6’3”, 231lbs, 4.78, Liberty University (Video)
Woodrum combines excellent size with good arm strength. Smart, tough, and competitive. Developmental type who did not play in an NFL-style offense and will need a lot of work reading defenses and improving his accuracy. He has decent mobility for his size.
RB Marshaun Coprich, 5’8”, 207lbs, 4.46, Illinois State University (Video)
Coprich lacks ideal size but he is a tough, well-built, instinctive running back with good vision, balance, acceleration, and elusiveness. He lacks power and won’t run through many tackles. Coprich has had some drug issues.
WR K.J. Maye, 5’8”, 194lbs, 4.50, University of Minnesota (Video)
Maye is a very short, but well-built receiver who is more quick than fast. Maye is a good route runner, adjusts well to the football, and has excellent hands. Fearless and very competitive.
WR Roger Lewis, 6’0”, 201lbs, 4.51, Bowling Green State University (Video)
Lewis combines decent size and overall athletic ability. Lewis lacks ideal speed, quickness, and strength, but he makes big plays. Competitive, passionate, productive receiver who adjusts well to the football and has good hands. Film junkie.
WR Darius Powe, 6’3”, 220lbs, 4.49, University of California (Video)
Powe combines excellent size and speed. He caught 47 passes for 560 yards and eight touchdowns his senior season.
WR Michael Esiobu, 6’2”, 223lbs, 4.55, Lakeland College (Video)
Esiobu combines very good size, strength, and overall athleticism. He is a very raw, developmental prospect.
TE Ryan Malleck, 6’5”, 247lbs, 4.75, Virginia Tech
Malleck is a tall but thin H-Back type. Malleck is a tough, smart overachiever who plays hard, but lacks bulk strength to be an effective blocker. He is a limited athlete in the passing game, but is a heady receiver with very good hands.
TE Cedrick Lang, 6’9”, 290lbs, 4.95, UTEP
Former basketball player who only recently switched to football. Superb size but extremely raw. Only played one year of college football, starting one game and finishing the year with only 11 catches for 72 yards and one touchdown. Mainly used as a blocker. Lang could project to offensive tackle.
DE Romeo Okwara, 6’5”, 265lbs, 4.87, University of Notre Dame (Video)
Okwara has excellent size and arm length. He is a good athlete with fine first-step quickness. He looks the part and plays hard. Okwara is physical and an aggressive tackler. He flashes as both a run defender and pass rusher but needs more development. Okwara plays too high and gets hung up on blocks too frequently. He doesn’t appear overly instinctive.
DE Mike Rose, 6’2”, 281lbs, 4.66, North Carolina State University (Video)
Rose lacks ideal height, but he is well-built, strong, and a better athlete than advertised. Rose can set the edge in run defense and really flashes as a pass rusher. Instinctive and plays hard.
DT Melvin Lewis, 6’2”, 343lbs, 5.43, University of Kentucky
Mammouth nose tackle who missed half the 2015 season with a broken leg. Team leader and a hard worker.
DT Greg Milhouse, 6’1”, 295lbs, 4.91, Campbell University (Video)
Milhouse is an active, undersized, athletic defensive tackle. He disrupts with a nice combination of quickness and power. Milhouse plays with natural leverage and flashes on the pass rush.
CB Michael Hunter, 6’0”, 186lbs, 4.40, Oklahoma State University
Hunter has a nice combination of size and speed. He is a physical, press corner.
CB Donte Deayon, 5’9”, 158lbs, 4.48, Boise State University (Video)
Deayon is a fluid, dimunitive corner with very good quickness and leaping ability. Tough, confident play-maker. He has experience returning punts.
S Andrew Adams, 5’11”, 203lbs, 4.54, University of Connecticut (Video)
Adams lacks ideal height and speed but he is a well-built, athletic safety with good quickness. He is a good hitter and tackler. Adams has an instinctive feel for coverage, but needs to be more aggressive in run defense. Active and productive.
Other players who will supposedly attend on a tryout basis include:
- RB Mercer Timmis, University of Calgary (Canada)
- RB Terry Williams, Kutztown University
- WR Miles Shuler, Northwestern University
- WR Doug Corby, Queens University (Canada)
- OG Charles Vaillancourt, Laval (Canada) University
- OG Brandon Revenberg, Grand Valley State
- OG Mykhael Quave, Louisiana-Lafayette
- DE Ishaq Williams, University of Notre Dame
- DE Nick Woodman, Utica College
- LB Kassan Messiah, University of Massachusetts
- S Taylor Loffler, University of British Columbia (Canada)
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