TE Will Tye, Stony Brook
1. A transfer from Florida State, Tye, 6-foot-2 and 262 pounds, played the last two years at Stony Brook University before getting a tryout with the Giants at rookie mini-camp. Combining his four seasons with the Seminoles and Seawolves, Tye's career numbers include 80 receptions for 1,022 yards (12.8 avg.) and nine touchdowns in 31 games with 18 starts. He also returned 30 punts for 166 yards (5.5 avg.) and two kickoffs for 32 yards (16.0 avg.).
- PRO DAY RESULTS - 40-yard dash: 4.57 seconds; Vertical jump: 31.5 inches; Broad jump: 9 feet, 4 inches; 3-cone drill: 7.21 seconds; 20-yard dash: 2.65 seconds; 10-yard dash: 1.60 seconds.
- CAREER HIGHS - Receptions: 8, at Colgate (10/12/13); Yards: 103, at North Dakota (9/20/14); Long: 42, at Connecticut (9/6/14); TDs: 2, at James Madison (11/16/13).
- In 2014, he was second team All-CAA Football, recording 34 receptions for 495 yards and five touchdowns in addition to 106 yards on punt returns.
- A native of Middletown, Conn., Tye was a 2010 graduate of the Salisbury School, where he was a three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout.com (No. 6 prospect in Connecticut and No. 19 tight end in the nation by Scout.com). He recorded 587 yards and six touchdowns as a senior.
The Giants have signed undrafted free agent, Stony Brook TE Will Tye
RB Kenneth Harper, Temple
- A four-year letter winner, Harper, 5-foot-10 and 233 pounds, was a team captain at Temple, where he played in every game since 2011. In 48 career games, Harper rushed 269 times for 1,113 yards (4.1 avg.) and 17 touchdowns with a long of 75 yards. He also had 66 receptions for 528 yards and four touchdowns.
- PRO DAY RESULTS - 40-yard dash: 4.64 seconds; Bench press: 24 reps at 225 pounds; Vertical jump: 32 inches; Broad jump: 9 feet, 8 inches; 3-cone drill: 7.06 seconds.
- In 2014, Harper changed his number from 20 to 4 after he was awarded one of the single-digit jerseys given to the toughest guys on the team.
- HONORS - Doak Walker Award Watch List, AFCA Good Works Team Nominee, Preseason All-AAC Second Team by College Sports Madness, Preseason All-AAC Third Team by Phil Steele Publications, Preseason All-AAC Third Team by Athlon Sports.
- A native of Gainesville, Fla., Harper played running back and safety for coach Jay Godwin at Buchholz High School, where he was a 2010 first-team All-State honoree. He participated in the 2010 Orlando Nike Combine, earning All-Combine honors. As a senior, Harper had 133 tackles, including 81 solos, two interceptions, and 10 pass breakups. As a junior, he rushed 32 times for 240 yards and had 20 receptions for 333 yards in addition to 91 tackles and two interceptions.
The Giants have signed undrafted free agent, Temple RB Kenneth Harper
DT Carlif Taylor, Southern Connecticut State
- As a senior in 2014, Taylor, 6-foot-2 and 319 pounds, was a team captain of Southern Connecticut, where he was All-Northeast-10 Conference after recording 73 tackles on the year. He competed this past weekend with the Giants as a tryout at rookie mini-camp.
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- PRO DAY RESULTS - 40-yard dash: 5.42 seconds; Bench press: 29 reps at 225 pounds; Vertical jump: 23.5 inches; Broad jump: 7 feet, 10 inches; 20-yard dash: 3.11 seconds; 10-yard dash: 1.81 seconds; 3-cone drill: 8.02 seconds.
- Taylor earned his first All-Northeast-10 Conference honors as a junior in 2013, when he saw action in 10 games for the Owls and recorded 54 tackles (31 solo), 10.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry on the season.
- Taylor debuted in 2011 as a redshirt freshman, posting 22 tackles, four quarterback hurries and 0.5 sacks. As a sophomore, he finished the year with 23 tackles (seven solo), two sacks, one pass defended, and three quarterback hurries.
- Born in New York, N.Y., Taylor was an All-City and All-Conference selection at Cardinal Hayes High School, where he was a two-year captain and also competed in track and field.
WR Ben Edwards, Richmond
- At Richmond, Edwards, 5-foot-10 and 197 pounds, was a two-time First-Team All-CAA selection and two-time Touchdown Club of Richmond Division I National End/Wide Receiver of the Year.
- Edwards finished his Richmond career second all-time in receptions (208), tied for sixth in career touchdown catches (15), and sixth in receiving yards (2,202)
- Edwards was one of six former Spider standouts that garnered NFL rookie mini-camp invitations: WR Ben Edwards (New York Giants), OL Austin Gund (Detroit Lions), LB Aaron Roane (Pittsburgh Steelers), OL Jacob Ruby (New York Giants), QB Michael Strauss (Kansas City Chiefs) and DB Justin Grant (Jacksonville Jaguars).
- After graduating from Richmond in 2014, Edwards was unable to make an NFL roster last year while recovering from a knee injury. In that time, he served as a recruiter for Fork Union Military Academy, according to Williamsburg Yorktown Daily. http://wydaily.com/2015/05/08/sports-former-york-football-standout-prepares-for-new-york-giants-rookie-mini-camp/
- A native of Yorktown, Va., Edwards was a highly-touted prep athlete from York High, where he scored 27 combined touchdowns as a junior on his way to Offensive Player of the Year honors in the Bay Rivers District. He also earned First Team All-District and All-Region mention as both a quarterback and kick returner and a Second Team All-District nod as a punter, recording 900 yards passing, 950 yards rushing, 60 tackles and three interceptions as a junior. His father played football at Virginia Tech.
The Giants have signed undrafted free agent, Richmond WR Ben Edwards