Rookies Justin Pugh & Ryan Nassib sign

Posted Jul 25, 2013

2013 Draft Picks Justin Pugh and Ryan Nassib have signed their first contracts with the Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.Justin Pugh and Ryan Nassib are all in.

The Giants announced that Pugh and Nassib, their first- and fourth-round selections in the 2013 NFL Draft, today signed contracts and will report with the rest of their teammates tomorrow for the beginning of training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. With the two Syracuse products in the fold, the Giants have signed all seven of their 2013 draft choices.

Pugh, the 19th overall selection in the draft, is an offensive lineman from Syracuse. He played right tackle throughout the spring drills.

At Syracuse, Pugh started all 34 games in which he played at left tackle. He blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher in each of his three seasons at Syracuse. In his career, Pugh was credited with 40 touchdown-resulting blocks and 288 knockdowns.

In 2012, Pugh missed the first four games while recovering from offseason left shoulder surgery, but played well enough to become Syracuse’s first offensive lineman to earn All-America honors (third-team by The NFL Draft Report) since center John Flannery in 1990. He was also named All-Big East Conference for the third consecutive year and second as a first-team choice.

Nassib, a quarterback taken with the 110thoverall draft selection, took over a young offensive unit at Syracuse that ranked 94th among 120 major college teams with an average of 330.42 yards per game in 2009. Nassib would close out his college career guiding a unit that ranked 17th nationally and paced the Big East Conference with an average of 476 yards per game in 2012. From 183 passing yards per game during his first starting season, the quarterback averaged 289 passing yards during his senior season.

Nassib established school records during his final season, topping the charts with 294 of 471 passing for 3,749 yards and 26 scores in 2012. His pass attempts, aerial yards, total plays (555) and 3,891 yards in total offense are all ranked third on the Big East Conference annual record charts.