Giants Sign First-Round DT Dexter Lawrence & CB DeAndre Baker

     

The New York Giants announced Friday that they’ve signed first-round DT Dexter Lawrence and CB DeAndre Baker to four-year rookie contracts.

This leaves just two unsigned draft picks from the Giants’ 2019 class:

Pick Round Player Pos. College Note
6. 1. Daniel Jones QB Duke  
17. 1. Dexter Lawrence DT Clemson Signed
30. 1. Deandre Baker CB Georgia Signed
95. 3. Oshane Ximines LB Old Dominion  
108. 4. Julian Love DB Notre Dame Signed
143. 5. Ryan Connelly LB Wisconsin Signed
171. 5. Darius Slayton WR Auburn Signed
180. 6. Corey Ballentine DB Washington Signed
232. 7. George Asafo-Adjei OT Kentucky Signed
245. 7. Chris Slayton DT Syracuse Signed

Lawrence, 21, is among the best interior defensive line prospects in this year’s draft and was expected to be a first-round pick. He was a first-team All-American and first-team All-ACC recipient last season. 

According to OverTheCap.com, Lawrence receives a four-year, $13,248,048 rookie contract that includes $7,654,954 signing bonus. 

During his three-year college career at Clemson, Lawrence recorded 131 tackles, 18 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, three recoveries and four pass defenses.

Baker, 21, was the No. 30 overall pick by the Giants out of Georgia. New York elected to trade up with the Saints to select him and exchanged their No. 37, No. 132, and No. 142 overall picks. 

According to OverTheCap.com, Baker receives a four-year, $10,525,720 rookie contract including a $5,675,068 signing bonus. 

He was the first corner taken in the 2019 NFL Draft after being projected to be one of the top defensive backs to go. 

During his four-year career at Georgia, Baker recorded 116 tackles, one sack, seven interceptions and 23 pass defenses in 36 games. 

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