Monday, April 26, 2010

Rookie Minicamp

The Giants will hold their rookie minicamp Friday through Sunday, and will have 54 players in attendance.

The group includes 11 players on the current 80-man roster, who are eligible based on credited seasons. They are quarterback Rhett Bomar, fullback Jerome Johnson, tight end Carson Butler, guard Rueben Riley, defensive end Tommie Hill, defensive tackle Dwayne Hendricks, linebacker Kenny Ingram, cornerback Vince Anderson, safety Sha’reff Rashad, punter Jy Bond and kicker Sam Swank.

Bomar, Anderson, Rashad, Riley, and Ingram spent all or most of their time on the practice squad.

Also attending will be the seven draftees; defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul of South Florida, defensive tackle Linval Joseph of East Carolina, safety Chad Jones of LSU, linebacker Phillip Dillard of Nebraska, guard Mitch Petrus of Arkansas, linebacker Adrian Tracy of William & Mary and punter Matt Dodge of East Carolina.

The Giants also have signed 13 undrafted free agents, including quarterback Dominic Randolph of Holy Cross, tight end Jake Ballard of Ohio State, wide receivers Tim Brown of Rutgers, Duke Calhoun of Memphis and Victor Cruz of Massachusetts, offensive lineman Dennis Landolt of Penn State, center Jim Cordle of Ohio State, defensive end Ayanga Okpokowuruk of Duke, defensive tackle Nate Collins of Virginia, linebacker Lee Campbell of Minnesota, cornerbacks Seth Williams of Richmond and Leon Wright of Duke and safety Michael Greco of Central Florida.

In addition, 23 players are scheduled to attend the camp on a tryout basis. That group includes quarterback Riley Skinner of Wake Forest, running backs Deshawn Wynn of Florida, Tony Hunt of Penn State and Andre Dixon of Connecticut, runningback/fullback Brian Toal of Boston College, fullback Anthony Cotrone of Maine, tight end Mitch Ryan of San Diego, tight end/long snapper Jon Loyte of Boston College, wide receivers Lance Leggett of Miami and D.J. McAuley of William & Mary, centers Robby Felix of UTEP and Nick Richmond of Delaware State, tackles Kyle Webber of Gardner-Webb and Ben Benshoof of Wingate, guard Chris Poole of Holy Cross, defensive end Brandon Crawford of Ball State, defensive tackles Abe Koroma of Western Illinois and Santonio Thomas of Miami, linebacker Micah Johnson of Kentucky, cornerbacks Wondy Pierre-Louis of Florida and Ben Hannula of San Diego, safety John Busing of Miami (Ohio) and long snapper Ryan Neill of Rutgers.

Given the fact that teams are limited to 80-man training camp rosters, most of those tryouts will be sent home after the rookie minicamp. And some of those undrafted free agents will eventually serve as training camp fodder, with little hope of surviving the final cut.



  1. Micah Johnson is an intriguing pick up. He was all world a year ago and considered coming out early. His senior year, he had no Dline help and was schemed against. He could be someone to watch, he is the complete package physically.

  2. I'm excited for the QB Superstar Richmond from Holy Cross. Romar needs the competition and is probably not a viable future qb.

  3. My guess is that if any of the backup QBs can hold for PATs and FGs, they'd stand a chance of making the squad.

  4. Signing Dominic Randolph from Holy Cross is very interesting to me. I was surprised when they invited him in to talk with him and I'm even more surprised he's been signed (not because I don't like him--I've never seen him play--but Holy Cross is a Div IAA Patriot League school).
    To me this illustrates two things:
    1. They are unhappy with the development of Bomar;
    2. The Giants spend a boatload of money on scouting in order to send someone to actually watch Holy Cross play Lafayette.