NFLDraftScout.com made an attempt to guess which of this summer’s undrafted prospects will make a Wes Welker or Arian Foster-like impact in the league in the future. The website looks at the unheralded rookie most likely to emerge as a contributor from each team, and the candidate from the New York Giants may surprise you:
New York Giants – TE Morgan Newton, Kentucky
Most undrafted free agents are signed within hours of the conclusion of the draft, but Newton is an example of a player who earned his way onto the roster during rookie minicamps. Weeks after the 2013 NFL Draft, New York tried out dozens of players and decided to sign Newton to a contract as a tight end. At one time considered the quarterback of the future at Kentucky, Newton struggled with consistency as a passer and transitioned to a receiving role as a senior, but finished his Wildcat career with only one catch. At 6-4 and 240 pounds, Newton has the size and athleticism but is still very new to the position and will be a strong candidate for the practice squad.
Newton, currently No. 47 at tight end in your Giants program, signed with the team on May 16 after a strong showing in rookie mini-camp.
I guess law school can wait?