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Patience is a virtue, but it may not be necessary for New York Giants fans to seek immediate contributions from the 2024 draft class.

CBS Sports ranked Big Blue’s freshmen as the fourth-most impactful draft class for the upcoming season, behind only those of Washington, Arizona, and Green Bay. The class, of course, is headlined by Louisiana State University receiver Malik Nabers, the sixth overall pick and the top incoming receiver in the eyes of many observers, including CBS analyst Chris Trapasso.

“Nabers was my WR1 in this class,” Trapasso wrote. “After he learns the full route tree, look out. He’ll be able to do it all at receiver.”

It’s clear that this Giants group, hungry for offensive consistency, has big plans for Nabers: The former Tiger is the highest pick the franchise has ever used on a receiver, succeeding Ike Hilliard, who was the seventh choice in 1997.

Trapasso has further hopes for the Giants’ middle picks: Tyler Nubin’s “film as a ball-hawking free safety can’t simply be ignored,” while Dru Phillips is lauded for his “explosiveness.” Fifth-round choice Tyrone Tracy Jr. figures to be another instant playmaker with his experience as both receiver and running back.

he New York Giants added another undrafted prospect following rookie minicamp according to KPRC2 NFL insider Aaron Wilson.

“Giants signing former @SMUFB defensive lineman Elijah Chatman after a successful rookie minicamp,” Wilson reported on May 12, citing Chatman’s agent @OSMG_LLC as the source.

Before long, WFAN Giants beat writer Paul Dottino commented on the news with a brief scouting report on what he saw from Chatman this weekend.

“NYGiants add rookie DT ‘Baby Bison’ Chatman to the roster,” he relayed. “6-0 and 278, quick and as strong as an ox…. also played some snaps as a fullback at SMU.”

Chatman appeared in 60 games across five seasons at SMU, so he’s very experienced compared to other first-year players. Over the course of his collegiate career, the new NYG UDFA accumulated 34.0 tackles for a loss (0.57 per game and just under 7.0 per season), 13.5 sacks (2.7 per season), one fumble forced, five fumbles recovered, one block and 148 total tackles (2.47 per game, 29.6 per season).

Chatman was named to the All-AAC First Team as a graduate student in 2023 (9 TFLs, 4.5 sacks). He also earned All-AAC Second Team in 2021 and 2022, as well as DCTF All-Texas Second Team in 2022.

NFL Draft Buzz scouted Chatman as more of a nose tackle or A-Gap defender.

“With a powerful lower body and the ability to hold up at the point of attack as a run defender, Chatman is remarkably instinctive,” they voiced. Adding that the SMU product is “lower than offensive lineman on every short-yardage play [with] good agility and ability to change direction for his size.”



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