Follow along as the Giants continue to add rookies to their 90-man roster
After the draft comes the league-wide scrum to sign undrafted free agents. The Giants have had a number of undrafted players who have become major contributors over the years, from Henry Hynoski, Mark Herzlich, and Victor Cruz to Grant Haley, Sean Chander, and Tae Davis last season.
The 32 NFL teams have spent the last few hours, with some starting as early as the fifth round, contacting players who might go undrafted and recruiting them. The heavy lifting of undrafted free agency rests on teams’ area scouts, who have spent months, and even years, getting to know the prospects they have been scouting. Those relationships are important as undrafted free agents are welcome to sign anywhere they choose. Teams have to pitch themselves to prospects they like and position themselves as the best place for the players to succeed and make a roster.
From there the teams have a pool of money with which to pay their undrafted free agents and can include signing bonuses for prospects they are especially keen to sign.
Now, over the next day or so, we will get to see the fruits of their efforts.