The New York Giants have made significant strides in the 2023 NFL Draft, with many analysts praising their selection of standout wide receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton from West Virginia. Despite being projected to be drafted in the fourth or fifth round, the talented receiver went undrafted, causing the Giants to make their move.

Described by Lance Zierlein of as a “big, long wideout specializing in downfield jump-ball victories,” Ford-Wheaton’s strength of making contested catches is precisely what the Giants have been missing. With his size, athleticism, and speed, he brings a unique blend of skills to the team.

New York Giants wide receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Ford-Wheaton received calls from several teams after going undrafted, including the Seattle Seahawks and the Philadelphia Eagles. However, he ultimately chose to sign with the Giants due to Head Coach Brian Daboll and the influence of fellow Mountaineer, David Sills V, who has played with the Giants since 2019.

Despite being an undrafted free agent, the Giants were quick to sign Ford-Wheaton, providing him with a contract worth $236K guaranteed. The team has high hopes for the rookie, with Daboll describing him as a “big-body guy who’s got pretty good numbers in terms of explosiveness and running.”

Ford-Wheaton, who put up impressive numbers in his senior year at West Virginia, is eager to prove himself and replicate Sills’ success. With his commitment and the Giants’ dedication to developing his skills, he could have a real chance of making the roster during training camp this summer.