The regular season may be over, but there is still plenty going on with the New York Giants. Here are some of the big stories surrounding the team from Monday, January 20.
Senior Bowl announces North/South rosters
It's Senior Bowl Week, draft fans. Ahead of the week of practices, media days, club interviews and, of course, the actual all-star game, the Senior Bowl announced the rosters for 2020. The Senior Bowl rosters feature the nation's top senior collegiate football players and NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South. Only college seniors and fourth-year junior graduates are eligible for the game. Fourth-year junior graduates must have graduated by the December prior to the game to be eligible.
The 71st edition of the college showcase game will be played Saturday, Jan. 25, but the real work gets done during the week of practices, where NFL coaches, general managers and scouts gather to watch the top outgoing players in college football. In keeping with tradition, NFL staffs will coach the North and South squads. This year, the Bengals and Lions, own the Nos. 1 and 3 picks respectively, will coach the squads.
Last year, the Reese's Senior Bowl produced 93 total draft picks, including 40 in the first three rounds and 10 first-round selections. That roster included rookie standouts QB Daniel Jones (Giants), QB Drew Lock (Broncos), QB Gardner Minshew (Jaguars), WR Terry McLaurin (Redskins), WR Deebo Samuel (49ers), OL Elgton Jenkins (Packers), OL Erik McCoy (Saints), DL Montez Sweat (Redskins), DB Darnell Savage (Packers).
View photos of players who accepted their invites to the 2020 Senior Bowl.
Jim Nagy joins "Giants Huddle" podcast to preview 2020 draft class
The upcoming Senior Bowl will be a great opportunity for the Giants to get to know some of the top prospects. More than 100 of the top collegiate seniors from schools all over the country will participate in this year's Senior Bowl.
Prior to the festivities kicking off, Jim Nagy, Executive Director of the Senior Bowl, joined the Giants Huddle Podcast to discuss some of the interesting prospects to keep an eye on next week. Nagy spent 18 years as a scout in the NFL and was a part of six Super Bowl teams and four Lombardi Trophy winning teams. He took over as executive director of the college all-star game in June 2018.
Experts react to Joe Judge's coordinator hires
On Friday night, Giants coach Joe Judge announced the three most significant members of his coaching staff: coordinators Jason Garrett (offense), Patrick Graham (defense) and Thomas McGaughey (special teams). Graham will also serve as assistant head coach.
"We're setting out to develop a smart, tough and really sound football team and that's going to start with the coordinators setting the tone in each room," Judge said. "Each one has experience, each one has the ability to run multiples (schemes), put the pressure on the opponent, and each one is an excellent teacher.
"All these guys were priorities to add to our staff. You have a short list when you come into this and you make sure you go ahead and take your time and get those guys in with whatever it takes. The priority is to put the best teachers and the best people around your players so you can form a strong locker room and make them fundamentally sound and situational. And I think all three of these guys bring that to the team."