The Giants have signed fourth-round pick B.J. Goodson, as Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News tweets. Now that the linebacker has inked his contract, the Giants’ entire 2016 draft class is now formally in the fold.
Goodson, a Clemson product, was selected with the No. 109 overall pick. Goodson reportedly met with 15 teams in total prior to the draft and he apparently made a strong impression on Giants brass. In his senior season, Goodson lead his team with 108 tackles to go along with 14 tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks, and 2 interceptions. At the combine, Goodson boosted his stock even further when he recorded a combine high 30 bench press reps at 225 pounds per clip.
Heading into the draft, the Giants were heavily connected to Michigan State tackle Jack Conklin and Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd. Unfortunately for the G-Men, those players came off the board at No. 8 and 9, respectively, but one of the draft’s top corners was still available for them at No. 10. Eli Apple boasts some serious upside and the early reports on him out of Giants camp are positive.
Here is the full rundown of the Giants’ draft:
- 1-10: Eli Apple, CB (Ohio State)
- 2-40: Sterling Shepard, WR (Oklahoma)
- 3-71: Darian Thompson, S (Boise State)
- 4-109: B.J. Goodson, LB (Clemson)
- 5-149: Paul Perkins, RB (UCLA)
- 6-184: Jerell Adams, TE (South Carolina)
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