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Giants sign two-thirds of their draft class at once

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  (L-R) Eli Apple of Ohio State holds up a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #10 overall by the New York Giants during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) Getty Images

With rookie deals becoming rote, more and more teams are announcing their signings in bulk.

The Giants are the latest, announcing they’ve gotten four of their six picks under contract already.

Included in the group are first-round cornerback Eli Apple, second-round wide receiver Sterling Shepard, fifth-round running back Paul Perkins and sixth-round tight end Jerell Adams.

Although, it kind of makes you wonder what the holdup is with Darian Thompson and B.J. Goodson, since the third-and fourth-rounders haven’t signed theirs yet. Maybe their plane was late or something.

Either way, it allows Apple and Shepard in particular the chance to hit the ground running, since both are going to have to play big roles immediately. While Apple will be another part to their defensive makeover, Shepard gives them the kind of game-breaking receiver they need, in case Victor Cruz isn’t able to come back to his previous form.

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1 Response to “Giants sign two-thirds of their draft class at once”
  1. jpherling says: May 6, 2016 12:34 PM

    It figures that they’d be able to sign guys who won’t even be starters, but not the guy who can be a starter at LB.

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