Sam Beal picked by New York Giants

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Former Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal was picked by the New York Giants Wednesday during the NFL Supplemental Draft. Since the Giants drafted Beal in the third round, that means the Giants pass on next year’s third-round draft pick in the NFL Draft.

In the Giants’ press release:

“We feel like we’re getting our third-round pick now,” general manager Dave Gettleman said. “We discussed it at length yesterday, and had a great conversation. We basically had a draft meeting in the office, with people on the speaker phone who had seen him. It was a very thorough conversation.”

… “We’re very, very excited about getting Sam in the draft,” Gettleman said. “He’s long, he’s very athletic for a corner, he has all the physical skills, he can carry the vertical, he has very good play speed, he shows instincts out there, he has ball awareness, he doesn’t panic when the ball is thrown at his guy, and he is a very willing tackler. We just feel it gives us a really talented young kid with the ability to ascend.”

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