Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
Simply making a roster out of an NFL training camp as an UDFA is an accomplishment. Here's the guys that couldn't quite crack the top 10.
TE Darcy Johnson (2006): The third tight end is one of those positions that people rarely remember. They're never the center of attention, even when they do something wrong. Johnson was on the Giants for three seasons, and he dressed for 30 games. He scored two receiving touchdowns in 2008, but more importantly, he was there to help block in a season where the Giants led the league in rushing yards with 2,518.
RB D.J. Ware (2007): Ware was never overly impressive for the Giants, but he was steady. He contributed on special teams, provided them with an OK return game and was good for spot duty at running back. His best statistical season came in 2011, rushing for 163 yards on 46 attempts. He added 27 catches for 170 receiving yards.
S Craig Dahl (2007): Dahl only dressed in nine games with the Giants in 2007, but former defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo thought enough of him to sign him with the St. Louis Rams the next season when he was hired as head coach. Dahl played the next four seasons with the Rams and started in 16 games in 2012. He signed with the 49ers this offseason for a three-year deal worth $5 million.
CB Bruce Johnson (2009): Johnson dressed for all 16 games his rookie season and even started in five games. He had one sack and two interceptions, including a 49-yard return for a touchdown against the Cowboys. He only dressed in six more games in his NFL career following that season.
LB Spencer Paysinger (2011): The verdict is still out on Paysinger. After fierce camp battles in his first two NFL seasons, he should be breathing a little easier this season. He'll get serious consideration as a starter this year.
S Will Hill (2012): Hill will serve a four-game suspension to start the season after failing a drug test. He's got all the talent, it just seems like he can't keep himself in good standing off of the field. This is the second four-game suspension in as many years that he'll serve in the NFL. Coach Coughlin's patience has got to be running thin with Hill, and this offseason, there's plenty of depth at safety.
DE Adewale Ojomo (2012): Ojomo has made a name for himself in the preseason, but the Giants are crowded at defensive end. They drafted the Texas A&M product, Damontre Moore, in the third round, and Mathias Kiwanuka is transitioning back to DE. There may not be room for Ojomo, even if he's impressive.