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Giants sign 13 undrafted rookie free agents


Roster-building doesn't end with the draft.

In addition to their 11-man draft class, the New York Giants announced the signings of 13 undrafted free agents heading into rookie minicamp. They will have an opportunity just like everyone else to make the final roster in the fall and can start to showcase their skills in the upcoming OTAs and rookie minicamp.

"When we got here, where the roster was, we had to add a lot of pieces, and there's only so many resources," general manager Joe Schoen said at the conclusion of last month's draft. "So we did the best we could this weekend, and we'll continue to do that in free agency. Again, players might have gotten drafted over somebody else, so what that means is maybe next week there's going to be some cuts and may be some veterans that are on the street because they drafted over players on their current roster. We don't play until September. Our location in the claim order, the final cutdown will be important or as players are cut. The roster is never finished. It won't be finished during the season, and we'll always be looking to upgrade."

Here is a look at the undrafted rookies with their college bios:

TE Austin Allen

College: Nebraska | Height: 6-9 | Weight: 255 lbs.

The 2021 Big Ten Tight End of the Year, Austin Allen started all 12 games in a record-breaking final season at Nebraska. He caught 38 passes for 602 yards, the most season receptions and season receiving yards by a tight end in Nebraska history. Allen ranked second on the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving yards per game (50.2) in 2021.

In the regular season, Allen led all Big Ten tight ends and ranked 13th nationally among tight ends in receiving yards. His average of 15.8 yards per reception also led all Big Ten tight ends and ranked sixth nationally among all tight ends. In addition to winning the Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year Award, Allen earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference media.

RB Jashaun Corbin

College: Florida State | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 221 lbs.

Started all 12 games and totaled 1,159 all-purpose yards in 2021…rushed 143 times for 887 yards and seven touchdowns while adding 144 yards and one touchdown on team-high 25 receptions and 128 yards on seven kickoff returns…third-team All-ACC…Seminole Scholar…had two longest rushes in ACC with 89-yard touchdown vs. No. 9 Notre Dame and 75-yard touchdown vs. Louisville…one of only six rushers nationally with multiple 75-yard runs in 2021…two 75-yard touchdown runs tied FSU single-season record previously set by Dalvin Cook, Chris Thompson and Sammie Smith…led ACC and ranked 16th nationally with average of 6.20 yards per carry…four 100-yard rushing games ranked fourth in ACC…rushed 15 times for 144 yards and one touchdown in addition to three catches for six yards vs. No. 9 Notre Dame…89-yard rush vs. Irish was fifth-longest in program history and 14th-longest rush nationally in 2021…144 rushing yards were sixth-highest total in season opener in FSU history…average of 9.6 yards per carry vs. Notre Dame was highest by ND opponent with at least 144 rushing yards since Navy's Vince Murray in 2009…rushed for career-high 159 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries with four receptions for 32 yards vs. Louisville…191 all-purpose yards were career-high…rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries vs. Jacksonville State…had 27 yards on seven carries and 11 yards on two receptions at Wake Forest…gained 65 yards and one touchdown on 14 rushes and 14 yards on five catches vs. Syracuse…totaled 52 rushing yards and one-yard reception at North Carolina…rushed for 127 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries vs. UMass…registered first collegiate receiving touchdown and had 31 rushing yards at Clemson…rushed for 33 yards and one touchdown while adding 25 yards on three receptions vs. North Carolina State…gained 68 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries and 15 yards on two catches vs. Miami…totaled 144 all-purpose yards at Boston College, rushing for 62 yards and adding 20-yard reception and 62 yards on four kickoff returns…had 95 all-purpose yards in season finale at Florida, totaling 66 yards on three kickoff returns, 19 yards on three receptions and 10 yards on six carries.

DB Yusuf Corker

College: Kentucky | Height: 6-0 | Weight: 197 lbs.

Elected a two-time team captain by his peers … Played in 50 career games with 37 consecutive starting assignments … Totaled 240 career tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 14 pass breakups, three interceptions, two quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble … 2021 Lott IMPACT Trophy semifinalist … Selected to play in the 2022 Reece's Senior Bowl … Second-Team All-SEC as a junior in 2020.

DT Jabari Ellis

College: South Carolina | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 278 lbs.

Sixth-year defensive lineman... took advantage of the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA to become a "Super Senior"... team leader on and off the field... named a permanent team captain for the 2021 seasons... played in 35 games in his Gamecock career over the past four seasons including 22 starts... owns 81 career tackles including 8.5 tackles for loss.

DB Darren Evans

College: LSU | Height: 6-3 | Weight |174 lbs.

Spent two years at LSU after transferring from Nicholls prior to the 2020 season … Pressed into significant action in 2021 due to injuries … Appeared in 22 games during his two years at LSU, starting six times at cornerback … Capped LSU career with 33 tackles, 4 pass breakups and 3 quarterback hurries … Earned second team All-Southland Conference honors as a sophomore at Nicholls in 2018 … Graduated from Nicholls with the spring of 2020 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.

LB Tomon Fox

College: UNC | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 260 lbs.

Made 47 career starts … ranks third in program history with 29.5 career sacks and sixth with 42 career tackles for loss.

DB Zyon Gilbert

College: Florida Atlantic | Height: 6-1 | Weight: 182 lbs.

60 game collegiate career ... Named C-USA Honorable Mention in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

FB Jeremiah Hall

College: Oklahoma | Height: 6-2 | Weight: 248 lbs.

Two-time All-Big 12 First Team … four-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree … an Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominee … played in all 13 games and made three starts in 2021 ... had 32 receptions for 334 yards (10.4 average) and tied for third on squad with four touchdown catches ... rushed six times for 25 yards and a touchdown … had multiple catches in 10 games.

DT Christopher Hinton

College: Michigan | Height: 6-4 | Weight: 310 lbs.

Two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2020-21) … All-Big Ten performer (honorable mention, coaches and media, 2021) … Appeared in 32 games with 19 starts.

TE Andre Miller

College: Maine | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 220 lbs.

Named to the All-CAA First Team ... started all four games ... registered a team-high 21 receptions for team-high 348 yards and team-leading six receiving touchdowns ... averaged 87.0 receiving yards per game and 16.6 yards per reception, led the CAA at 5.25 receptions per game and was also the league's top-ranked threat in receiving yards per game (87.0) ... tied for most receiving touchdowns in the CAA in the regular season with six touchdowns ... posted back-to-back eight reception performances, against UAlbany and at Stony Brook, hauling in three touchdowns in each of those two performances ... went over 100 yards receiving in both games, including a career-high 144 yards against the Great Danes.

G Josh Rivas

College: Kansas State | Height: 6-6 | Weight: 317 lbs.

2021 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches) … 2019 Second Team All-Big 12 (Associated Press) … A four-year letterwinner who was a staple at guard throughout his career, playing in 46 career games with 23 starts.

DB Trenton Thompson

College: San Diego State | Height: 6-2 | Weight: 200 lbs.

Athletic, hard-hitting safety who backed up three-time all-Mountain West pick Malik Smith for most of the 2016 season as a true freshman ... Was sidelined with an injury in 2017, ultimately using his redshirt ... Returned to play in all 13 games in 2018 with eight starts at the boundary warrior position, then started five times in 2019 and four times in 2020 ... Returned for a sixth year because of the COVID season in 2020 ... Ranked in a tie for fourth in program history in blocked kicks (2) ... Played in 57 career games, tied with Tayler Hawkins for the most on the team ... 2021 College Football Focus All-American (second team) ... 2021 Pro Football Network All-American (third team) ... 2021 All-Mountain West first team.

DT Antonio Valentino

College: Florida | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 312 lbs.

Started in eight of 12 games in 2021 ... Recorded two solo tackles and one quarterback hurry against Florida Atlantic (Sept. 4)... Collected 1.0 TFL and a quarterback hurry versus No. 1 Alabama (Sept. 18)... Blocked an extra point attempt against Kentucky (Oct. 2)... Tallied two quarterback hurries versus Vanderbilt (Oct. 9)... Collected three total tackles (two solo) against LSU (Oct. 16)... Boasted four total tackles (3 solo) versus South Carolina (Nov. 6)... Collected five total tackles (four solo) and a sack against Missouri (Nov. 20)... Totaled three tackles and a quarterback hurry versus Florida State (Nov. 27) ... Prior to Florida, spent four seasons as part Penn State's defensive front, where he appeared in 40 games and recorded 51 tackles (17 solo), 12.5 tackles-for-loss and 6.0 sacks... Attended Westerville-North High School in Westerville, Ohio, where he tallied 54 tackles, 10.5 sacks and two forced fumbles his senior year and was a top-rated recruit... Was named Associated Press All-Ohio Division II second team and earned first-team All-Central honors from the AP as a senior... Also known as Antonio Shelton.

View photos from the college careers of the Giants' entire 11-player draft class


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