Below is a look at the latest unconfirmed New York Giants 2020 NFL Draft rumors and wild buzz from various media members not associated with the Giants.
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Wednesday, April 22
The Giants had a pre-draft meeting with Wyoming linebacker Logan Wilson, according to a report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
Wilson, 6-foot-2 and 241 pounds, was a first-team All-Mountain West Conference pick as a senior and named third-team Associated Press All-American after recording 104 tackles, 9.5 for loss, one sack, three interceptions, and six pass breakups in 13 starts. After a redshirt season, Wilson broke onto the scene and was named the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year.
View photos of Wyoming prospect Logan Wilson.
Tuesday, April 21
The Giants video interviewed Fresno State linebacker Mykal Walker, according to a report by Justin Melo of SB Nation.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Walker is a two-time All-Mountain West selection who was utilized as a middle linebacker, an outside linebacker and a defensive end. In 2019, he owned the eighth-most tackles in the conference and led his team with nine tackles for loss. He was named the Defensive MVP of the 2018 Mountain West Championship game, capping a redshirt junior season in which he led all defensive linemen in the Mountain West in tackles per game. In his college bio, it says "nothing excites him more on the football field more than a goal-line stand."
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The Giants video interviewed LSU guard Damien Lewis, according to a report by Justin Melo of SB Nation.
Lewis, 6-foot-2 and 327 pounds, earned second-team All-SEC honors at right guard after he started all 15 games of the Tigers' national title run in 2019. His unit won the Joe Moore Award as the top front five in the country. He attended Northwest Mississippi Community College prior to LSU and graduated in 18 months while on the school's dean's list. He stepped right in and took over as LSU's starting right guard for all 13 games in 2018.
View photos of LSU prospect Damien Lewis.
Friday, April 17
The Giants have video interviewed Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray, according to a report by Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Murray, a 6-foot-2 and 241-pound Texas native, started all 42 of his career games for the Sooners and finished his three-year career with 335 tackles and 37.0 tackles for loss. He is tied for 11th in school history in career tackles (ninth among linebackers) and ranks eighth at OU in career sacks by a linebacker (9.5).
Murray broke onto the scene in 2017 when he was named co-Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and selected as a freshman All-American. In 2018, he led the team with 155 total tackles (most by a Sooner since 2007) and ranked second in Big 12 and 13th in nation by averaging 11.1 tackles per game. In his final season, he was a first-team All-Big 12 selection and named a semifinalist for Bednarik and Butkus Awards and the Lott IMPACT Trophy.
View photos of Oklahoma LB Kenneth Murray.
Tuesday, April 14
The Giants video interviewed Louisiana-Lafayette offensive tackle Robert Hunt, according to a report by Justin Melo of SB Nation.
Hunt, 6-foot-5 and 323 pounds, was a four-year starter for the Ragin' Cajuns, beginning his career at left guard as a redshirt freshman and then splitting time between left guard (nine starts) and left tackle (two starts) the following season. He moved to right tackle in 2018 and was named second-team All-Sun Belt Conference. Hunt started the first seven games of his senior season before he suffered a groin injury, but he was still named first-team All-SBC at right tackle.
Hunt was invited to the 2020 Senior Bowl after paving the way for a Louisiana ground attack which finished the year ranked third nationally in yards per carry (6.28), fourth nationally in rushing touchdowns (42), sixth nationally in rushing yards per game (257.4) and seventh nationally in total rushing yards (3,604). He was also part of an offensive line that ranked fifth nationally and first in the Sun Belt in sacks allowed per game (1.07). Before college, he was a two-time first team all-district selection at Burkeville High School in Texas.
View photos of Louisiana-Lafayette prospect Robert Hunt.
Monday, April 13
Ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants have been in contact to video interview Temple center Matt Hennessy, according to a report by Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com.
Hennessy, 6-foot-4 and 307 pounds, was named third-team Associated Press All-American, first-team All-American Athletic Conference, and a finalist for the Remington Trophy as the nation's best center in 2019. In his third season as starter, Matt Hennessy captained an experienced offensive line that was one of the best in its conference. He helped true freshman running back Re'Mahn Davis to a team-leading 900 rushing yards. Hennessy also allowed only four total pressures this season and no sacks in the 11 games he played.
Prior to Temple, he was a versatile two-way starter at offensive tackle and on the defensive line for head coach Greg Toal at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J. As a team captain, he helped lead team to non-public Group IV New Jersey state title as a senior. He has an older brother, Thomas, who played at Duke and now plays for the New York Jets.
View photos of Temple prospect Matt Hennessy.
Saturday, April 11
Ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants will video interview LSU linebacker Patrick Queen, according to a report by Jordan Reid of The Draft Network.
The 6-foot, 229-pound Queen stepped into a starting role this past season after emerging as a defensive playmaker in 2018, when he earned his stripes having to fill in for Devin White in the first half of LSU's game against Alabama. In what was his first career start, Queen responded with nine tackles, including two tackles for losses against the Crimson Tide. He then led LSU with nine tackles to go along with a sack for a 22-yard loss and two tackles for loss in the Fiesta Bowl win over UCF. He carried over the momentum to LSU's national championship campaign in 2019, starting 12 of 15 games and recording 85 tackles (12 TFL), three sacks, an interception and two pass breakups.
Before college, he was a four-year starter for Livonia who played both linebacker and running back. He was selected as a finalist for the 2016 Warrick Dunn Award, which is presented to the high school player of the year in the Baton Rouge area. Queen was a 3A state champion and 2015 All-State selection.
View photos of LSU linebacker Patrick Queen.
Thursday, April 9
Ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants video interviewed North Carolina State defensive lineman Larrell Murchison, according to a report by Justin Melo of SB Nation.
The 6-foot-2, 297-pound Murchison started his collegiate career at Louisburg College, where he was named NJCAA junior-college honorable mention All-American. He was ranked the No. 42 JUCO prospect before transferring to N.C. State in 2017. He redshirted his first season with the Wolfpack and then started every game the year after that, earning the team's Cary Brewbaker Award for Defensive Lineman of the Year, as well as the Alpha Wolf Rising Award, which is given to the Most Improved Player. As a senior in 2019, he picked up second-team All-ACC honors after leading his team with 12 tackles for loss and seven sacks (48 total tackles, two pass breakups in 12 starts).
View photos of N.C. State defensive lineman Larrell Murchison.
Tuesday, April 7
Ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants will video interview Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas, according to a report by Jordan Reid of The Draft Network.
The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Thomas was a key player on Georgia teams that won 11 or more games three straight seasons, won three straight SEC Eastern Division titles, and played in three straight New Year's Six Bowl games. One of the top high school recruits in Georgia, Thomas started all 15 games at right tackle as a true freshman and earned Freshman All-America honors from ESPN, USA Today and the Football Writers Association of America. He switched to left tackle the next season.
Thomas, the No. 17 overall prospect according to NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah, was named to the Walter Camp All-America First Team in 2019, when he also won the SEC's Jacobs Blocking Trophy. He was UGA's first recipient of the award in 21 years.
View photos from the college career of Georgia OT Andrew Thomas.
Saturday, April 4
The New York Giants will video interview Michigan center Cesar Ruiz, according to a report by Jordan Reid of The Draft Network.
The 6-foot-3, 307-pound Ruiz was a two-time All-Big Ten honoree for the Wolverines. He appeared in 36 games with 31 career starts (26 at center and five at right guard). A native of Camden, N.J., he was hailed as the best pass-blocking center in the country by PFF College, with 447 snaps spent in pass protection and just eight pressures allowed, and none over the final five games of the season.
Ruiz was ranked the No. 1 center by multiple outlets coming out of IMG Academy, which he led to undefeated seasons in 2015 and 2016. As a senior, he anchored an offensive line that helped the offense produce 2,000 yards through the air and 1,879 yards on the ground in 11 games.