It’s that time of year when colleges and universities around the country hold a pro day for NFL teams to check out their players.
Some teams send position coaches, some send scouts or coordinators. On Thursday, however, New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen attended the University of Cincinnati pro day, along with over 90 additional NFL attendees.
Breakdown of today’s NFL attendees at Cincinnati pro-day:
*HC- ATL, HOU, NO, PIT, TEN, WAS
*GM- ATL, NYG, PIT, WAS
*QB- ATL, HOU, PIT, TEN, WAS
*OC- ATL, DAL, PIT, WAS
*WR- ATL, CHI, NO
*LB- ATL, AZ, CIN
*DB- ATL, HOU, NYJ, TEN
*ST- DAL pic.twitter.com/5ZTLc5gmxS
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) March 24, 2022
Since arriving at Cincinnati after spending time at Ohio State, head coach Luke Fickell has brought nothing but success to the Bearcats football program. Last season, Cincinnati boasted a 13-0 record and earned a playoff spot for the first time in school history. Though they lost to Alabama in the semi’s, there are several players who ended up on the radar of NFL personnel across the country.
The Giants have many needs to fill on their roster, on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Desmond Ridder is at the top of everyone’s list, but probably unlikely to end up in New York. Other players in attendance were cornerbacks Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner and Coby Bryant, safety Bryan Cook, linebacker Darrian Beavers, defensive end Myjai Sanders, running back Jerome Ford and wide receiver Alec Pierce.
The Giants could use any and all of those players, but Gardner may be the most intriguing potential fit in East Rutherford (especially if James Bradberry is traded).
There’s still a lot of work to be done before the 2022 NFL draft, and the Giants have a lot of holes to fill. The biggest question they face is who will be available to them when the time comes.