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NFL Notes: Draft Picks, Giants, & Titans

Draft Picks

Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com tells Ben Volin that the reason why there are more third-round picks still unsigned comes down to their unique position.

  • First- and second-round picks have all received maximum base salaries with players taken in rounds 4-7 all receive minimum salaries.
  • Interestingly enough, third-round picks can negotiate their base salary, which explains why some players taken after others still received larger salaries.
  • Here’s our list of unsigned 2016 draft picks.

Giants

Long-time Giants DE Osi Umenyiora says he helped the team sign french WR Anthony Dable after seeing tape of the young players.

I was shown a video and I was like wow,” Umenyiora said in a phone interview with Newsday, “The things he was doing on the football field, you could tell they would translate. He’s a tremendous athlete and once I saw his size, I thought he had a good chance.

“I don’t think it’s going to happen immediately, but I think he will develop into an outstanding receiver in the NFL. We’re not just talking about a special teams guy. He has all the tools and in a great system. I think he can develop into a really good player.”

Titans

  • Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com doesn’t rule out the Titans signing a veteran receiver before the start of training camp, especially if a notable player is put on waivers.
  • Wyatt says that the Titans’ plan is for DeMarco Murray to be their starting running back and receive the bulk of the team’s carries. However, Wyatt still anticipates second-round RB Derrick Henry getting his share of opportunities.
  • According to Wyatt, Dexter McCluster and former second-round pick Bishop Sankey could be competing for a single roster spot.

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