Giants sign C John Michael Schmitz and complete draft class
THE New York Giants completed the signing of their entire 2023 draft class, announcing Tuesday that they have signed center John Michael Schmitz to a rookie contract.
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Schmitz, who was selected with the team’s second-round pick (57th overall), received the standard four-year contract based on his draft position. He is under contract through the 2026 season, as is all of New York’s roster except for cornerback Deonte Banks, whose first-round deal includes a mandatory fifth-year team option.
Schmitz, 24, is the expected favorite this season to start in the middle They are giantsOffensive linemen Jon Feliciano (San Francisco 49ers) and Nick Gates (Washington Commanders) also signed elsewhere this offseason
The former Minnesota Golden Gophers standout started 35 games in college, including the final 31 of his career, and was named a first-team All-American and All-Big Ten in 2022.
Last season the They are giants He finished 9-7-1 and made his first postseason appearance since 2016, averaging 148.2 yards per game and ranking fourth in the NFL in rushing. But they also allowed 49 sacks in the regular season, the fifth most in the league
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