According to the New York Giants' official Web site , the Giants have signed both of their second round picks: outside linebacker Clint Sintim and offensive tackle William Beatty.
Clint Sintim, the OLB out of Virginia, was drafted 45th overall with the second-round pick the Giants received from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for tight end Jeremy Shockey (the Giants also received a fifth-round pick, with which they selected quarterback Rhett Bomar of Sam Houston State).
William Beatty, OT from University of Connecticut, was selected with the Giants' late second round pick, 60th overall.
Sintim is expected to make an immediate impact, although it is still unknown exactly how he will be used. Heading into the draft, some were concerned that he struggled in coverage.
But the Giants believe he is athletic enough to be competent in coverage, while also bringing many other positives. He is a great blitzer off the edge, and he should help the Giants' already dynamic pass rush. The playmaking Sintim compiled at least 70 tackles and a combined 20 sacks in his final two collegiate seasons.
At 6-6, 305 lbs., William Beatty is already a mountain of a man, and he could still tack on some extra weight. He is athletic for his size and should turn into a gifted pass blocker.
The Giants hope that he will not be forced into action this season, but the reality is that right tackle Kareem McKenzie has had his share of injury problems over the past couple of seasons. Beatty is not ready yet, but he should be an upgrade as a backup offensive lineman.
The Giants waived wide receiver Micah Rucker and linebacker Kelvin Smith in order to add the two rookies to the depth chart.
With Giants players reporting to training camp on Sunday, only their first round pick, wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, remains unsigned.