EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum coming off major knee injuries in the Super Bowl, the New York Giants have selected Adrien Brown with their first pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft Saturday.
Ballard is not expected to be ready to play until midseason at the earliest. Beckum is ahead of schedule but it is uncertain if he will be ready for the start of the season.
Robinson was not a major part of Cincinnati’s offense. He caught 29 passes for five touchdowns in his four seasons with the Big East Conference school.
The Giants signed former Dallas Cowboy Martellus Bennett as a free agent in the offseason. Bear Pascoe is the only healthy tight end returning from last year’s Super Bowl champions.
The New York Giants filled a need on the offensive line taking Auburn offensive tackle Brandon Mosley with their second pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft Saturday.
The choice came just four picks after the Super Bowl champions grabbed Cincinnati tight end Adrien Robinson with the 127th pick overall.
After spending two seasons at junior college in Kansas, Mosley played his final 27 games with Auburn, starting the last 24.
The Giants have not signed veteran starting right tackle Kareem McKenzie. That leaves veterans David Diehl and Will Beatty as the starters and recently signed veteran free agent Sean Locklear as the backup. James Brewer, a fourth-round pick who did not see any action last season, also will compete for a job.
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