The Giants have no reason to believe they won’t have full attendance at this weekend’s rookie minicamp, the Daily News learned Wednesday.
This is noteworthy because the NFL Players Association has encouraged players, including rookies, to stay away from facilities this offseason.
Many NFL agents have argued reasonably that this is especially not in the interest of their rookie clients, many of whom are clawing just to make a roster.
Most of these players haven’t gotten to spend much time in person with their new coaches, if any at all. The coaches didn’t see many of them on the field in person during the NFL Draft scouting process.
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So full attendance for the Giants would include their six draft picks, three undrafted free agents, and up to five rookie tryout players in attendance. Some players already on their roster also would be eligible to attend depending on the length of their service in the league.
Rookie minicamp is scheduled to run Friday through Sunday, with workouts open to media on Friday and Saturday.
None of the Giants’ draft picks have officially signed yet, but the Giants’ class includes six picks: wide receiver Kadarius Toney, edge Azeez Ojulari, corner Aaron Robinson, edge Elerson Smith, running back Gary Brightwell, and corner Rodarius Williams.
Their three undrafted free agents are center/guard Brett Heggie, tackle Jake Burton and D lineman Raymond Johnson III.