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CB Aaron Davis, WR Jawill Davis, WR Davon Grayson

Grayson, 6-foot-2 and 174 pounds, caught 135 passes for 1,767 yards and 13 touchdowns over 37 games while averaging 13.1 yards per catch.

 

Art Stapleton reports that the Giants signed Georgia CB Aaron Davis.

Davis, 6-foot and 225 pounds, is a long cornerback who was a three-year starter at Georgia where he accumulated 184 total tackles, five interceptions, and 12 pass breakups

 

The Giants signed Penn State cornerback Grant Haley, according to multiple reports. He had two interceptions and two sacks as a senior captain in 2017 but is best known for returning a blocked field goal 60 yards for a touchdown in an upset of Ohio State in 2016, when Penn State won the Big Ten title.

He will be reunited with college teammate Saquon Barkley.

 

Davis signed with the Giants, according to his agent, OTG Sports. Davis is an athletic burner who reportedly ran a 4.37 40-yard dash and could immediately help the Giants on special teams while working his way into a role as deep threat wide receiver. Davis is 5-foot-11 and 176 pounds.

 

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Sean Chandler, safety, Temple


Sean Chandler is the newest member of the New York Giants defense and the first undrafted rookie free agent to reportedly be signed by the franchise in what should be a frenzy of up to double-digit signings in the next 24 hours.


According to Rotoworld's Josh Norris, the Temple safety has signed with the Giants following the conclusion of the draft.


According to Pro Football Focus, Chandler was one of the most efficient tackling safeties in college football last season. This will be of key importance for the Giants when searching for their next safety after watching Darian Thompson struggle with missed tackles as the starter in 2017. The Giants will be using a heavy percentage of single-heavy safety looks under new defensive coordinator James Bettcher. We've already seen this come into play during the Giants' three-day voluntary minicamp earlier this week when Bettcher first installed his defense. Bettcher will use safety Landon Collins as a swiss army knife -- all over the field -- and that will put a lot of pressure on whoever ends up winning the job as the deep safety.


On the second day of minicamp, the Giants rotated in newly-acquired safeties Devin Thomas and Curtis Riley at safety. On the first day of minicamp, Thompson and Andrew Adams got the first-team reps at safety. Chandler will push Thompson and the Giants' other safety for playing time as the team's deep safety right away.


Although Chandler's athleticism and testing at the Combine left much to be desired, which is why he will drop into the fifth round after initially being projected as a potential third-round pick based on game tape, scouts love his intangibles. Chandler can immediately help on special teams as well. He was named All-American Atheltic Conference Second-Team safety by both the AAC and Phil Steele. The 6-feet tall and 190-pound safety earned a third-round grade from some scouts, according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, but he fell out of the 2018 NFL Draft altogether due to his poor testing times from an athletic standpoint. Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has made it clear that he prioritizes high-character players with production on the field for his roster -- Chandler has both of those traits in spade.


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Offensive tackle on the way

It was a surprise when the Giants didn't draft an offensive tackle, but they signed Nick Gates of Nebraska as an undrafted free agent, according to multiple reports. He was a two-time Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection before leaving school early.

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Tae Davis, OLB, Chattanooga

 

Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football player Tae Davis signed a free-agent deal with the New York Giants on Saturday.

"Nothing but God!!! Thankful for the opportunity @Giants! I promise you won't regret it!!! #GiantsPride" Davis tweeted Saturday evening.

Davis — a former safety who played linebacker as a senior — officially checked in at 6-foot-1, 224 pounds at UTC's pro day this spring. He finished last season with 74 tackles (12 for loss), defended a pass and forced a fumble. He was credited with six quarterback hurries during the season, including three in the finale against East Tennessee State, and received an invitation to the NFLPA Bowl after the season.

He had three games with at least 10 tackles, including 14 in the 23-21 upset of then eighth-ranked Samford that earned him Southern Conference defensive player of the week honors.

He also had 13 tackles at LSU.

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Nick Gates, offensive tackle, Nebraska: A 6-5, 307-pound left tackle for Huskers, honorable mention All-Big 10 as both redshirt sophomore and junior before leaving early. My understanding is Giants spent a good chunk of their UDFA allotment on Gates (confirmed by Daily News; first reported by draftanalyst.com).

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Here’s some good post-draft news: former Duke quarterback and free agent Thomas Sirk has been picked up by the New York Giants.


Sirk, who missed a year at Duke and then transferred to ECU to finish up, has an appealing versatility. He’s the prototype quarterback physically - 6-5 with a solid arm and can run - and he can also play wide receiver as he did in high school or tight end.


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