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|Geplaatst: 13-05-2017 08:36:43 Onderwerp: What to expect as rookies begin Giants journey
|Amid the excitement of the NFL draft, throughout the rush of the post-draft signing frenzy there was the sobering reality that all the youngsters selected are rookies, and with that comes a mountainous series of challenges.
With that, the Giants’ three-day rookie minicamp opens Friday.
“Let’s get them here, let’s get them a helmet, let’s get them a playbook and we will see how they do,’’ coach Ben McAdoo said.
It has been 15 days since the Giants selected tight end Evan Engram in the first round, 13 days since they made their last pick, taking offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty in the sixth round.
This weekend, for the first time, the six draft picks arrive Chris Baker Jersey the Giants’ practice facility and each one will get to hold up his new uniform for the first time. Engram gets No. 88, Dalvin Tomlinson No. 94, Davis Webb No. 5, Wayne Gallman No. 30, Avery Moss No. 91 and Bisnowaty No. 66.
Webb will throw his first pass with the Giants, Engram will run his first route.
Considering that Eli Manning’s first pass of rookie camp in 2004 clanged off a tackling dummy, there figures to be plenty of rough moments.
“The most important thing is that there are a lot of nerves involved early on in that process,’’ McAdoo said. “So you want to make sure that you take them out early, give them a chance to walk through some things, jog through some things http://www.authenticbostonredsox.com/Andrew-Benintendi-Jersey before you actually practice with them because there are a lot of nerves.’’
Tomlinson, the 310-pound defensive tackle from Alabama, already has agreed to terms on his contract and the other draft picks, contingent on passing their physical exams on Thursday, likely will sign. There is little in the way of negotiations with these rookie deals, with pre-ordained slots already in place.
Tomlinson will get a four-year, $4.57 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $1.46 million. Engram, the first-round pick from Mississippi, slides in with a four-year deal worth $10.7 million, with a signing bonus of $5.93 million. Others will fall in according to their placement in the draft. Webb (third round) will get a four-year, $3.4 million deal (bonus of $766,417). Gallman (fourth round) will get Andrew Benintendi Jersey four-year, $2.8 million deal (bonus of $419,641). Moss (fifth round) will get a four-year, $2.64 million deal (bonus of $254,770) and Bisnowaty (sixth round) will get a four-year, $2.54 million deal (bonus of $146,532).
The Giants also will announce the signings of several undrafted free agents, with as many as 15 expected to already have agreed to terms.
Of that group, the Giants were especially pleased to secure two offensive linemen — guard Jessamen Dunker of Tennessee State and Chad Wheeler of USC — they believe have legitimate chances to make the final roster. They also will bring in Travis Rudolph, a productive receiver from Florida State best known for his act of kindness when he sat and ate lunch with an autistic middle-school boy, a gesture that went http://www.authenticnikeredskinshop.com/chris-baker-jersey-for-sale-c-43.html viral on social media.
In addition to the undrafted free agents, this camp will also include nearly 20 players — including some drafted by Canadian Football League teams — on the scene for tryouts.
“As long as they are here, they have a chance,’’ McAdoo said. “Late-round picks, undrafted free agents, we view them all the same. They are going to have an opportunity to go out and compete for a job and whether you get drafted high, drafted low or don’t get drafted at all, you are going to have an opportunity.’’