his first of two first-round picks on quarterback Daniel Jones by insisting that two other teams would have drafted Jones Doug Kotar Jersey
, if the Giants had tried to wait until pick No. 17. But Gettleman didn’t publicly identify the teams.Privately, Gettleman or someone else from the Giants told Ralph Vacchiano of SNY the two teams. They are Denver and Washington.The Broncos held the 10th overall pick, and Washington had pick No. 15.Of course, either team could have moved up to No. 5 or higher to get Jones, given that the Giants didn’t do much to hide the fact that they wanted Jones. If they hadn’t felt compelled to float a trial balloon and/or get the fan base and media comfortable with the idea of what otherwise would have felt like an even bigger reach, maybe the Giants could have waited until pick No. 17.Regardless, the Giants took Jones. Whether they used pick No. 6 or pick No. 17 or anything in between Womens Curtis Riley Jersey
, all that matters at this point is whether he performs at an acceptable level. If he does, the pick becomes justified. If he doesn’t, the Giants will be hearing it even more loudly than they are now. Giants invested heavily on former UTSA linebacker" New York Giants NewsGiants’ 90-man roster: LB Josiah Tauaefa bidding for spotNew,19commentsGiants invested heavily on former UTSA linebackerEDTPerennially, the New York Giants search high and low for linebacker help. Low-round draft choices, low-budget free agents. Mostly, they try to turn other people’s trash into something akin to Big Blue treasure.The Giants are hoping undrafted rookie free agent Josiah Tauaefa Calvin Munson Jersey
, from Texas-San Antonio, can become one of those unlikely treasures. So, let’s study the 22-year-old Tauaefa as we near the end of our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster that will soon report for training camp.The basicsHeight: 6-foot-1Weight: 232Age: 22Position: LinebackerExperience: 0How he got hereTauaefa played three seasons at UTSA, transitioning from defensive end to linebacker for his final two seasons. In each of his two full seasons, Tauaefa has more than 100 tackles, netting 111 tackles (11.5 for loss) and 4.5 sacks as a junior in 2018. Tauaefa set the UTSA record for tackles with 115 as a redshirt freshman in 2016.Tauaefa did not earn an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine, but was apparently impressive enough at the UTSA Pro Day that the Giants signed him as a priority undrafted free agent. The Giants wanted him badly enough that they gave him a $15 Infant Oshane Ximines Jersey
,000 signing bonus and $110,000 in guaranteed money, more than any other undrafted free agent they signed this offseason. Wide receiver Alex Wesley got a $85,000 guarantee and a $15,000 signing bonus, center James O’Hagan got a $35,000 guarantee and linebacker Mark McLaurin got a $30 Oshane Ximines Jersey Draft
,000 guarantee.2019 outlook The fact that his guaranteed money dwarfs that given to any other UDFA the Giants signed tells you the organization wanted him badly and believes he has a chance to be an NFL player.The Draft Network had a fourth-round grade on Tauaefa. The full scouting report is worth a read, but here is the conclusion:NFL.com said:Alec Ogletree, B.J. Goodson, fifth-round pick Ryan Connelly and second-year man Tae Davis seem like overwhelming favorites for roster spots heading into training camp. Tauaefa figures to at least wind up on the practice squad. As far as making the 53-man roster, Tauaefa figures to be in a group with veteran Nate Stupar and fellow undrafted free agent Mark McLaurin trying to convince the coaching staff they deserve a spot on the active roster.