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Giants draft QB Kyle Lauletta in Round 4

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The Giants have selected Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta 108th overall:

With the eighth pick in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta. Here are five things to know about the new Giant:

  1.  Lauletta became the program's all-time leader in passing yards as well as the first 9,000-yard passer. He played in 40 games with 40 starts, throwing for 10,465 yards and 73 touchdowns to 35 interceptions with a 63.5 completion percentage. He also added 12 rushing touchdowns.
  1. A two-time team captain and second-team All-American at Richmond, Lauletta set the single-season program record for total offense in 2017, finishing the season with 3,827 yards. That included 3,737 through the air, the second-highest single-season total in program history.
  1. NFL.com scouting report: Heralded by scouts as team leader and elected team captain twice. Production saw major spike over the last two seasons. Uses eyes to move linebackers out of his passing lanes on slants and curls. Won't automatically dump throws down to backs. Willing to let route combinations progress while climbing and sliding away from heat. Has experience from shotgun, pistol and under center. Footwork is smooth in play-action and setup. Comfortable throwing on the move. Gets it out early on timing throws. Spins a tight spiral. Able to throw accurately to intermediate targets on the move.
  1. Combine measurements:

Height: 6'3"
Weight: 222 lbs.
Arms 30 5/8"
Hands 9 ¾"

40-yard dash: 4.81 sec. (T-6th among QBs)
Vertical jump: 31" (T-4th)
Broad jump: 113" (4th)
3-cone drill: 6.95 sec. (4th)
20-yard shuttle: 4.07 sec. (1st)

  1. A native of Exton, Pa. Lauletta was All-Chesmont League and All-Southeastern PA League at Downingtown East. His father, Joe, and uncle, Lex, played football at the Naval Academy.

Lauletta was considered a major lacrosse prospect coming out of high school but ended up choosing football. He moved from running back to quarterback in high school, starting his junior and senior seasons with a 19-2 record and two league titles.

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