The Giants opened their rookie minicamp today with the announcement that they have signed all seven of their selections in last month’s NFL Draft, as well as eight rookie free agents, four each on offense and defense.
The draft choices who signed contracts 2½ months before the opening of training camp are running back David Wilson, the first-round choice from Virginia Tech who rushed for 1,709 yards in 2011; wide receiver Rueben Randle, the second-round selection who caught 53 passes for 917 yards and eight touchdowns last season at LSU; cornerback Jayron Hosley, who intercepted 12 passes in his final two years at Virginia Tech, including nine in 2010; tight end Adrien Robinson of Cincinnati, the first of the Giants’ two fourth-round selections; offensive linemen Brandon Mosley of Auburn and Matt McCants of UAB, taken in the fourth and sixth rounds, respectively; and North Carolina State defensive tackle Markus Kuhn, the Giants’ seventh-round choice.
Kuhn is not participating in the minicamp because of a non-football related leg laceration he suffered in the past week.
The offensive free agents the Giants secured are wide receivers David Douglas of Arizona and Julien Talley of Massachusetts, fullback Joe Martinek of Rutgers and guard Stephen Goodin of Nebraska-Kearney.
The defensive free agents are defensive ends Adewale Ojomo of Miami and Matt Broha of Louisiana Tech and safeties Jojo Nicolas of Miami and Janzen Jackson of McNeese State.
DAVID DOUGLAS, WR, 6-0, 206, ARIZONA
Played in 49 games with 23 starts for Arizona…Caught 151 passes for 1,542 yards (10.2-yard average) and 11 touchdowns with a long reception of 44 yards…As a senior in 2011, Douglas played in 12 games with nine starts as the Wildcats’ slot receiver and had career-high totals of 65 receptions for 666 yards and four scores…In his junior season, Douglas played in 13 games with 10 starts and caught 52 passes for 515 yards and five scores…In 2009, played in 11 games with four starts and had 31 receptions for 320 yards and two scores…All-District player at North High School in McKinney, Texas…Communications major…Born June 27, 1989.
JULIEN TALLEY, WR, 6-1, 199, MASSACHUSETTS
Played in 45 games at UMass…Caught 162 passes for 2,090 yards (12.9-yard average) and 11 touchdowns with a long catch of 55 yards…As a senior in 2011, played in 11 games and caught a career-high 60 passes for 759 yards and four touchdowns…The previous season, Talley had 56 receptions for 747 yards and a career-best six touchdowns…Caught 28 passes in 2009 and 18 as a redshirt freshman in 2008…Also had 12 rushing attempts for 152 yards with a long run of 69 yards, 25 punt returns for 252 yards and 16 kickoff returns for 286 yards…College teammate of Victor Cruz…Sociology major…First-team All-South Jersey at Winslow High School…Born June 9, 1989.
JOE MARTINEK, FB, 5-11, 224, RUTGERS
Played in 49 games at Rutgers, where he was both a running back and a fullback…Rushed for 1,770 yards on 391 carries (4.5-yard average) and 17 touchdowns and caught 46 passes for 448 yards and a score…After redshirt season in 2007, Martinek rushed for 404 yards on 76 carries (a career-high 5.3-yard average) and four scores in 2008…Had his most productive year as a runner the following season, when he had 206 carries for 967 yards (4.7-yard average) and nine touchdowns…Had a career-high 147 yards at Maryland (9/26)…In 2010, was plagued by ankle injury but rushed for 276 yards and four touchdowns on 85 carries…Switched to fullback in 2011 and played in 13 games with eight starts and rushed for 123 yards on 24 carries and caught a career-high 27 passes for 262 yards and a score…Played at Hopatcong High School in New Jersey…Was named the 2006 Gatorade New Jersey State High School Player of the Year… Finished high school career as the all-time leader in New Jersey history with 7,589 rushing yards and 80 touchdowns and appeared in the Jan. 11, 2007 issue of the Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd.”…Martinek also won the state title in the javelin throw…Criminal justice major…Born Feb. 8, 1989.
STEPHEN GOODIN, OL, 6-6, 308, NEBRASKA-KEARNEY
Three-year starter…Played left guard in 2008 and 2009 and left tackle in 2011…Took a medical redshirt in 2010 after suffering an injury in fall camp…In 2011, was an All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference first-team pick...Team co-captain helped the Lopers average 39.5 points and 519 yards a game…Reserve guard and tackle in 2007 after 2006 redshirt season…Chemistry major…All-State tight end at Hastings High School in Nebraska…Born Aug. 25, 1988.
ADEWALE OJOMO, DE, 6-3, 255, MIAMI
Played in 35 games with 14 starts in a three-season career at Miami, where he had 79 tackles (42 solo), 9.5 sacks and 16.0 tackles for losses…As a junior in 2011, switched to defensive end from tackle and played in 11 games with seven starts…Was credited with 19 tackles (nine solo), 3.5 tackles for losses and 1.5 sacks…In 2010, played in 13 games with four starts and had career-high totals of 38 tackles (21 solo) and 5.0 sacks…Did not play in 2009 after having jaw surgery in the preseason…As a redshirt freshman in 2008, Ojomo played in 11 games with three starts and had 22 tackles (12 solo) with 3.0 sacks…Posted a career-high six tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble against Wake Forest…Criminal justice major…Played at Hialeah High School in Florida, where he was a linebacker for two seasons before switching to defensive end…Born Nov. 11, 1988.
MATTHEW BROHA, DE, 6-4, 255, LOUISIANA TECH
Started all 50 games in which he played at Louisiana Tech…Finished career with 152 tackles (80 solo), 22.0 sacks (second in school history) and 32 tackles for losses…In 2011, was named first team All-WAC after totaling 45 tackles (25 solo) with 9.5 tackles for a losses, including 7.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two pass break-ups…Second-team All-WAC in 2010, when he had a career-high 9.0 sacks among his 45 tackles…Had 36 tackles and 5.0 sacks in 2009 and 27 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2008…Redshirted in 2007…Played at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge…Born June 6, 1989.
JOJO NICOLAS, S, 6-0, 196, MIAMI
Played in 50 games at Miami, where he had 141 tackles (76 solo) and three interceptions…In 2011, started all 12 games and finished third on the team with 66 tackles (37 solo) and led the team with two interceptions… Received the team’s Melching Leadership Award…In 2010, started 10 games at safety and had 36 tackles (16 solo)…Played three games and had 10 tackles (three solo) in 2009 before sitting out the rest of the season and earning a medical redshirt…In 2008, played in 11 games with eight starts and had 28 tackles (20 solo), including a career-high seven at Georgia Tech…As a freshman in 2007, Nicolas played in 11 games, mainly on special teams…Picked up first career interception in first game of the season vs. Marshall…Played wide receiver and defensive back at Homestead High School in Florida…Criminal justice major…Born March 3, 1989.
JANZEN JACKSON, S, 5-10, 189, MCNEESE STATE
Jackson played 2 seasons at Tennessee before finishing his career at McNeese State…Played in 33 games with 26 starts - 22 at free safety and four at cornerback and totaled 137 tackles (88 solo), two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, 21 pass break-ups and eight interceptions for 239 yards in returns, including an 84-yarder for a touchdown in his final game…At Tennessee, played in 23 games with 22 starts and 106 tackles (66 solo), six interceptions and two sacks…In 2011, he joined the McNeese State team late, but played in 10 games with four starts…Was credited with 31 tackles (22 solo), a forced fumble, seven pass deflections and two interceptions…In his final season at Tennessee in 2010, Jackson was voted second team All-SEC by the league’s coaches…Started 13 games at free safety and finished third on the team with a career-high 69 tackles (40 solo) and tied for fifth in the conference with five interceptions for 114 yards in returns (22.8-yard avg.)…In 2009, played in 10 games with nine starts as a true freshman…Credited with 37 tackles (26 solo) and had a sack and an interception…Attended Carencro High School in Lafayette, Louisiana for three years before transferring to Alfred M. Barbe High School in Lake Charles for his senior year…General studies major…Born Dec. 14, 1990.
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