New York Giants Reportedly Sign Nine Rookie Free Agents: According to player announcements on Twitter and multiple press reports, the New York Giants have signed the following undrafted rookie free agents:
- TE Xavier Grimble, 6’4”, 257lbs, 4.75, USC (Video)
Grimble has good size and size potential. While Grimble is not overly quick, he is agile and has deceptive speed. As a receiver, he is a solid short-to-intermediate threat with good hands and run-after-the-catch ability. He is more of a position blocker who can struggle to get movement, but he does work at it.
- DE Kerry Wynn, 6’5”, 266lbs, 4.87, Richmond
Wynn has a nice combination of size, strength, and overall athletic ability. He needs to play with better leverage to make it at the next level as he is too easily blocked. Team captain.
- DE Emmanuel Dieke, 6’6”, 261lbs, 4.81, Georgia Tech
Dieke has a nice size combination of size and overall athleticism.
- DT Kelcy Quarles, 6’4”, 297lbs, 5.03, South Carolina (Video)
Quarles was a junior entry who was a 2+ year starter at South Carolina. He lacks ideal size but he has long arms and fine initial quickness and some power to his game. Quarles plays hard and hustles. He makes noise as an interior pass rusher. When he plays with leverage, Quarles flashes against the run. However, at times he far too easily blocked and needs to improve in that area in order to make it.
- DT Eathyn Manumaleuna, 6’2”, 296lbs, 5.16, BYU (Video)
Manumaleuna was an extremely versatile 4-year starter at BYU as he played nose tackle and defensive end in the 3-4 and defensive tackle in the 4-3. Manumaleuna lacks ideal size but he is strong, quick, and athletic. He is stout at the point-of-attack and sheds blockers well. Manumaleuna is more of a run stuffer than pass rusher. Competitive.
- LB Dan Fox, 6’2”, 240lbs, 4.70, Notre Dame
Fox has decent size, but he lacks ideal overall athleticism for the position. Fox is a smart, tough player who directed Notre Dame’s defense. However, he did not make many impact plays.
- LB Justin Anderson, 6’2”, 235lbs, 4.70, Louisiana-Lafayette
Anderson lacks ideal size, but he is deceptively athletic. Anderson was a very instinctive, productive tackler in college from the middle linebacker position.
- S Thomas Gordon, 5’10”, 213lbs, 4.50, Michigan
Gordon lacks ideal height, but he is well-built and a decent athlete. He is a good run defender who hits and tackles well.
- S C.J. Barnett, 6’0”, 203lbs, 4.59, Ohio State (Video)
Barnett lacks ideal size and athleticism. He is an aggressive, instinctive player. Barnett is a team leader who is very competitive and smart.
It is very important to note that these early unofficial reports on rookie free agent signings are often incorrect or premature.
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