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NFL.com grades Giants' rookies NFC East's best

Posted Feb 13, 2018

NFL.com graded the NFC East 2017 rookies, and the Giants had the best score of the division: 

The NFL Scouting Combine is right around the corner, and before long, NFL Draft season will kick into high gear.

Before shifting to the 2018 prospects, NFL.com is taking a final look back at last year’s crop of rookies with a division-by-division breakdown of each team’s rookie class.

Here are the grades for each of the four teams in the NFC East:

New York Giants – B+
Dallas Cowboys – B
Philadelphia Eagles – B
Washington Redskins – B

NFL.com’s Jeremy Bergman writes:

“(Evan) Engram was drafted to be the versatile fourth wheel of an imposing aerial assault, already boasting Odell Beckham, Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard. But when all three went down with injuries, Engram's role changed, and the rookie tight end met the challenge (save for some blocking struggles)…Engram had a stellar first season, leading all rookie TEs in catches and TDs, and his selection alone makes New York's 2017 draft a successful one. (Dalvin) Tomlinson started all 16 games and was the "cherry on top" of Big Blue's already fearsome defensive line. Thanks to a strong close, (Wayne) Gallman could be New York's starting running back in 2018.”

For their standout rookie seasons, both Engram and Tomlinson were selected to the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) 2017 All-Rookie Team. The Giants were one of just five clubs with multiple selections. Engram’s six receiving touchdowns broke Bob Tucker’s franchise record for rookie tight ends, a mark that had held up since 1970.


Here’s a closer look at how the Giants 2017 rookie class performed in 2017:

TE Evan Engram (Round 1, No. 23 Overall)
2017 STATS: 15 games, 64 receptions, 722 receiving yards, 6 touchdowns, 37 first downs, 11 20-yard plays

DT Dalvin Tomlinson (Round 2, No. 55 Overall)
2017 STATS: 16 games, 50 tackles (led all rookie defensive linemen), 1.0 sacks, 1 passes defensed

QB Davis Webb (Round 3, No. 87 Overall)
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RB Wayne Gallman (Round 4, No. 140 Overall)
2017 STATS: 13 games, 111 carries, 476 rushing yards (4.3 YPC), 34 receptions, 193 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown

DE Avery Moss (Round 5, No. 167 Overall)
2017 STATS: 11 games, 14 tackles, 2 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble

OL Adam Bisnowaty (Round 6, No. 200 Overall)
2017 STATS: 1 game (Week 17 vs. Washington)

LB Calvin Munson (Free Agent)
2017 STATS: 14 games (5 starts), 60 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 1 forced fumble

WR Travis Rudolph (Free Agent)
2017 STATS: 7 games, 8 receptions, 101 receiving yards (12.6 YPC)

OL Chad Wheeler (Free Agent)
2017 STATS: 11 games (5 starts)