The overhaul of the New York Giants’ roster hit overdrive on draft weekend. New general manager Joe Schoen picked 11 players in the draft and then added 14 more undrafted free agents. Those 25 new faces, plus several dozen tryout players will be on the field this weekend for the Giants’ rookie minicamp.
The paths of first-round picks Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal to the Giants have received plenty of coverage. But the undrafted free agents tend to fly under the radar. So here are the stories of their five undrafted free agents on offense. The defensive undrafted free agents will be covered on Friday.
Jashaun Corbin, RB, Florida State
Jashaun Corbin became Texas A&M’s starter as a sophomore after averaging 5.7 yards per carry as the No. 2 back as a freshman. The arrow was pointing up for the former four-star recruit, who had over 40 scholarship offers coming out of Rockledge (Fla.) High.
But a routine tackle during the second game of the 2019 season derailed Corbin’s career, as his upper hamstring tore off his tailbone.
“I got tackled kind of funky,” Corbin said. “I did a complete split. It was just one of those freak things that you can’t control no matter what you do. It was a pretty crazy injury. It was one of the rarer injuries. It’s extremely hard for that to happen.”
Corbin had surgery to reattach the hamstring and missed the rest of the season. After undergoing surgery, he got around on a scooter for the first two months, then progressed to crutches and finally a leg brace. It took four or five months before he ditched the brace.
“After the brace got taken off, it was really just getting my leg back stronger,” Corbin said. “Once I got the brace off, I just felt like my leg was a noodle. It just felt weird. It was crazy. Just looking back at it, it was like I’m just thankful I got through that.”
Going through the lengthy rehab was a challenge, but Corbin found the silver lining in the process.
“It was a tough process, but ultimately I feel like I needed it. I grew as a person and as a football player,” Corbin said. “It just taught me to cherish everything and cherish the sport that we play. It just gave me a different outlook on life in general. It was something that was good in the long run.”