ILB Jeremiah George was a fifth-round pick by the Jets out of Iowa State in the 2014 NFL Draft. The 5 foot 11 inch, 234 pound George was named to the?First Team All-Big 12- AP and named the MVP of the Cyclones while leading the the team and Big-12 in tackles. The team captain?was fourth in the nation in tackles per game (11.1).
Rookie wide receiver Quincy Enunwa was the Jets' sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The California native and University of Nebraska graduate is listed at 6 foot 2 and 225 pounds.
Early in camp, Enunwa battled a hip injury, but credited his support staff -- both with the Jets and with his family -- for helping him come?back from it to continue working and improving during his first training camp...
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Camp's been great. Obviously, it?s my first one, so I?m still getting a feel for how everything works. But I've been here for a while now. You have your meetings, practice, walk-through, all that, just using every opportunity to get better. That?s what I?m trying to do.
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It?s definitely been a humbling experience at Training Camp so far. Not from a football standpoint, just the?mentality of the deal, staying up here for three weeks. It?s already week number two and it?s been good so far. Going through all the meetings is tough, but you just have to keep going.
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The last seven NFL Offensive Rookies of the Year have come from the NFC, beginning with Vikings RB Adrien Peterson in 2007 and ending with Green Bay RB Eddie Lacy last season. The last AFC player to win the award was Titans' QB Vince Young in 2006. Other recent winners: Falcons QB Matt Ryan (2008), Vikings WR Percy Harvin (2009), Rams QB Sam Bradford (2010), Panthers QB Cam Newton (2011) and Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (2012).
This year, there are quite a few early candidates from both conferences. Over time, the running backs have had a clear advantage over the QBs and receivers, but that is changing.
When asked at the end of the season if he should be Defensive Rookie of the Year, he smiled. ?Of course you want it. It is out of my hands,? Richardson said. ?I'm proud of the season I've had, with or without an award.?
As for carrying the ball, his eyes light up. He plans on doing it as long as the Jets will put him in the game plan.
?One-yard touchdowns, I can keep doing that all day,? Richardson said. ?It's a good feeling, if you haven't done it before, it is probably a tremendous feeling.?
?And you don't get winded for one yard. Man, I couldn't do what Chris [Ivory] or Bilal [Powell] does, each and every week. Those long runs. One yard is good. You get the six points and head to the bench. ?I'm happy just to be that, just to be the finisher. Much more and you can get tired out there.?
Richardson smirked at that last line and has to laugh.The ultimate vulture!
Attention IDP fantasy footballers, draft Sheldon Richardson next year!!!!
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Well, for starters, the team showed us they are still not content with the interior of the defensive line and their linebackers.
At DT, they added another veteran this week in journeyman Frank Okum which now gives them eight DTs heading into minicamp next month. Linval Joseph is currently the only DT on the roster that has played a full season for the Giants.
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The Giants completed their first day of rookie minicamp at TPC under sunny skies and warm temperatures on Friday. They will not be so fortunate today as clouds, rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast for most of the day.
What you need to know about yesterday:
The Giants currently have 84 of the 90 roster spots spoken for. They had 77 players already under contract before the draft and seven more slots are being reserved for the UDFAs they signed afterward. They will obviously have to make room on the roster for one of those in order to stay under 90.
Then, they will have to release a player each time they come to a contract agreement with a draftee.
On Monday, head coach Rex Ryan told the media that Hill was ?iffy? with a right hamstring injury, casting doubt on if the Jets will have a player who could be a red zone threat against the tough San Francisco defense. Hill spent Wednesday?s practice on the stationary bike and then working with the training staff on agility and stretching exercises.
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The NFL?s three most prolific passing offenses last season belonged to the New Orleans Saints (334.2 ypg), New England Patriots (317.8 ypg) and Green Bay Packers (307.8 ypg). There are a number of reasons why these offenses were so good last season, chief among them sound offensive line play, explosive receivers, schematic superiority and quarterback mastery.
It also helps when you have tight ends who?to put it rather bluntly but completely accurately?are dominant in every sense of the word.
OC Kevin Gilbride on Wilson: "He looks very fast, which we knew going in. But to actually see it on the field, it was - I?m trying to think of the right word - encouraging, exciting. Both of those things seem to come to mind. He looks like if he has a hole, he?ll hit it and has a chance to do some damage...."
The team's top two picks: RB David Wilson of VT and LSU WR Rueben Randle were reeled in by Jerry Reese along with seventh-rounder, DT Markus Kuhn. There will be no distractions in camp salary-wise for this group, who the Giants hope can hit the ground running.
The team also officially announced the signing of eight UDFAs: WR David Douglas (Arizona), WR Julien Talley (UMass), FB Joe Martinek (Rutgers), G Stephen Goodin (Nebraska-Kearney), DE Adewale Ojomo (Miami) DE Matt Broha (Louisiana Tech), S Jojo Nicolas (Miami) and S Janzen Jackson of McNeese State.
The Giants came to terms with their third-round selection last night: CB Jayron Hosley of Virginia Tech was inked to a four-year deal as per Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger:
So did former Giant WR Plaxico Burress.
Burress was invited by the league to speak to the freshmen about his ordeal, sort of a "scared-straight" tactic to keep the newbies on the righteous path.
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According to Brinson.....
Burress will be one of the players speaking to the rookies about life in the NFL.?Obviously, Burress, who?was released from prison June 6, has?a unique perspective on life as an NFL player and the traps of fame that can ensnare young players in the league.
According to?league spokesman Greg Aiello, the decision was made because of "the uncertainty of the labor issues we are facing and the logistical challenges of conducting the symposium. The symposium is a large, complex event involving many professionals and others. In fairness, we could not continue to keep their commitment on hold."
The symposium teaches incoming rookies money management and life skills and allows them to meet current and former NFL players.
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2-Day Camp Gives Little Indication of What Lies AheadThere has been quite a bit bit of grumbling on the net about the Giants' latest draft class being a weak group.
Some say GM Jerry Reese is leaving too much to chance by taking players with so little football experience.
Others believe the Giants will pay a steep price for passing on such linebackers as Sean Weatherspoon, Sean Lee, Daryl Washington and Donald Butler in favor of defensive lineman they don't need.? Now, there are the rumors of how badly the team's rookie camp went, as few players distinguished themselves.
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Rookies Get Good Taste of What It's Like to Be a GiantYesterday I was privileged with the opportunity to attend Day Two of the Giants'? annual Rookie Mini Camp.
I joined a small group of media people that included the local beat reporters in observing the latest crop of youngsters chosen to don the vaunted Giant blue.
The morning session contained two influential outside forces that made everyone a bit uncomfortable.? The temperature, which rose to the mid-80's by 11am, and a ridiculously loud rock music festival being held in the parking lot.
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The Jets will feature four draft choices and 10 free agents among the attendees. First round selection Kyle Wilson will join Vladimir Ducasse, Joe McKnight and John Conner and scores of others at the Atlantic Health Training Center in Florham Park beginning tomorrow.
At the same time, the Giants will host their rookie mini-camp at the Timex Performance Center in East Rutherford, adjacent to the New Meadowlands Stadium.
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Besides the rookies drafted and signed, QB Rhett Bomar, among other current Gmen, will also be in attendance. Here's some names you may recognize:
RB Tony Hunt
For my?first blog, here is a quick snapshot of how I thought the Giants? 2009 draft class looked during this past weekend?s rookie mini camp.
WR Hakeem Nicks: The first rounder came as advertised ? very polished. He?s not very tall, but he plays ?big.? He?s not afraid to go into traffic and he has good concentration, especially in traffic where he successfully used his body to shield the ball from the defender.