Giants sign 1st-round picks Lawrence and Baker

June 14, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants signed first-round draft picks defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and cornerback DeAndre Baker on Friday.

Their third first-rounder, quarterback Daniel Jones, is not yet signed.

Lawrence, the 17th overall selection, starred for two of Clemson’s national championship teams. He was a three-time All-ACC selection with 145 career tackles (74 solo), 19 tackles for loss, 10 1-2 sacks, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries, five passes defensed, one interception, and 43 quarterback pressures.

Baker, the 2018 Jim Thorpe Award winner as the nation’s top defensive back, played in 51 games with 34 starts in four seasons at Georgia. He made 116 tackles (83 solo), seven interceptions, 24 pass breakups, four tackles for loss, one sack, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Also unsigned from the draft is Oshane Ximines an outside linebacker selected in the third round.


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