Giants Mailbag: Standout rookie UFAs, Evan Engram’s purpose & more

The Giants resume their full-team OTAs with 3 days of work subsequent Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. But before then, there is copiousness to empty from their recently finished rookie mini-camp in East Rutherford.

On to readers’ questions in a latest Giants mailbag:

Question from Ben Schlosser @benschloss: “Any of a UFAs mount out, quite a O-linemen?”

The many engaging partial of examination a descent linemen on Friday (the usually day media was authorised in) was observant where Ben McAdoo played them. Chad Wheeler, a USC undrafted giveaway representative who particularly sealed during a start of minicamp, took snaps with a initial offense (in a rookie camp) during left tackle, while sixth-round collect Adam Bisnowaty began lined adult during right tackle.

Meeting Wheeler, he voiced that he is really assured in his athleticism during left tackle, yet he has a poignant damage story and my discerning takeaway is that he is someone who will need to live in a weight room and belong particularly to McAdoo’s nourishment importance in sequence to plea for poignant personification time. Looking during Wheeler (6-7, 296) and Bisnowaty (6-6, 304) subsequent to any other demonstrates a transparent disproportion in build. Wheeler stands some-more like a tackle yet looks dull in his top body. Bisnowaty is most thicker and some-more commanding yet roughly looks some-more like an NFL guard, yet he played tackle during Pitt and could make for a plain right tackle, during slightest a Giants hope. Jessamen Dunker (6-4, 318) pronounced coaches told him they’ll let him contest during tackle, too, yet that they prognosticate him as a left guard, and that’s expected where he’s battling for a backup spot.

It’s tough to get a good review on their play in this setting, though, and McAdoo certified that as a manager he has to be really clever about evaluating a rookie descent lineman early in a offseason. He won’t set them in full pads attack people for genuine until training camp. This was cool, though: Bisnowaty, who is famous for his on-field nasty streak, pronounced he got a small carried divided on day one, so most so that during one indicate coaches told him “to delayed it down.” That’s what we wish to hear about an descent lineman.

Regarding other positions, players that showed something to me were using behind Johnathan Gray, a Texas product who has been out of college some-more than a year, on a tryout; and receiver Travis Rudolph, a UDFA out of Florida State famous for being a waste student’s crony in a cafeteria and also for a heartbreak of carrying his father die from a wandering bullet this spring. Rudolph done a good diving locate from Davis Webb over a middle. Receiver Nate Behar, a audition from Carleton in Canada out of London, Ontario, also ran a good track for a good locate from Webb adult a left seam, even if it was a plain throw.

Three others also clearly done an sense on a Giants’ brass: on Saturday, a group sealed 3 players on tryouts in using behind Khalid Adbullah (rookie, James Madison), dilemma SaQwan Edwards (one year out, New Mexico) and reserve Trey Robinson (rookie, Furman).

To do so, Jerry Reese waived 3 players out of his undrafted giveaway representative pool and Giant roster: dilemma Nigel Tribune (rookie, Iowa State), receiver Robert Wheelwright (rookie, Wisconsin) and using behind Daryl Virgies (rookie, VA. Univ. of Lynchburg).

On Monday, a Giants also announced they had sealed receiver Kevin Snead (rookie, Carson Newman in Tenn.) off his audition and expelled register descent lineman Martin Wallace.

Evan Engram.

Evan Engram.

(Julio Cortez/AP)

Question from Brian around e-mail: “The Giants are observant they wish to use Engram as a normal parsimonious end. Do we see that indeed happening?”

I am speedy about this for dual reasons: one, a Giants favourite what they saw out of Evan Engram during a Senior Bowl, when he had his palm in a mud some-more mostly than he was used to during Ole Miss; and two, one demeanour an Engram on a football margin from adult tighten shows a bigger, some-more physically able actor than Engram’s scouting reports gave him credit for.

I’m not observant a Giants’ first-round collect is really going to be a good all-around parsimonious end. I’m only observant he is a thicker, bigger parsimonious finish than you’d consider after examination him in college and conference all of a critique of him as a blocker. It’s probable that being compared to Alabama’s O.J. Howard simply underrated this ability set of Engram’s, given Howard’s distance and all-around roof and some-more normal (though high-end) skill-set.

My counterpoint, though, would be that a Giants sealed restraint parsimonious finish Rhett Ellison to a estimable free-agent agreement for a reason, and we still trust that Engram is only as expected to see personification time in a container replacing Sterling Shepard as he is to play during parsimonious finish line adult on a finish of a line in Ellison’s place.

Travis Rudolph.

Travis Rudolph.

(Julio Cortez/AP)

Question from Chad around email: “Rudolph is a good story yet do u consider he can make a active roster?”

That’s a good question. Odds are that Rudolph ends adult on a use patrol to start subsequent season, only since a foe is stiff, yet we like him as a dark-horse to moment a roster, actually. At receiver a Giants have returning Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, Shepard, Tavarres King, Roger Lewis Jr., and technically Dwayne Harris, too, not to discuss guys like Darius Powe, a use squadder final year. Rudolph’s skinny build creates me review him to King as distant as a stay battle, yet King showed a plain low hazard in Week 17 in Washington final deteriorate (when McAdoo finally used him) and so did Lewis Jr. when he done a symbol progressing in a year. Lewis Jr.’s all-around play tailed off significantly, though, and a Giants are looking for upgrades on offense wherever possible. Special teams will be critical here, too, yet Rudolph’s multiple of impression and playmaking make him an easy man to base for, that’s for sure.

Question from Nick around e-mail: “Pat, what is a Giants’ offseason schedule?”

Good question, Nick. The Giants non-stop OTAs, of course, on Apr 18. Last weekend was a rookie mini-camp. From here, a full group will assemble for OTAs on a following dates: May 22-23, May 25, May 30-31, Jun 2, Jun 5-6 and Jun 8-9. That all leads adult to Big Blue’s imperative mini-camp from Jun 13-15, and afterwards training stay will open in late July.

Thanks for a all a questions, folks! Remember, send questions to me on Twitter @PLeonardNYDN or around email during

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