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New York Giants sign third-round draft pick Andru Philips | Sporting News

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The New York Giants signed cornerback Andru Phillips, their third-round pick from the 2024 NFL Draft, to a four-year rookie deal.

Phillips is expected to compete for the starting nickel position
after the Giants used a Day 2 pick on him, which means Cor’Dale Flott is the leader in the competition for the starting boundary spot opposite Deonte Banks.

Art Stapleton of The Record was first to report the signing.

Phillips is an elite athlete at 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds. He has 31 1/4-inch arms, and he posted a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash to go along with insane numbers in the vertical jump (42 inches) and broad jump (11-foot-3-inches).

Phillips will bring a high level of instincts and toughness to a secondary that needed an overhaul. He was a two-year starter at Kentucky, recording 10 passes defensed but did not record an interception in 38 games (16 starts).

The Kentucky product is the third draft pick to sign for the Giants behind wide receiver Malik Nabers and running back Tyrone Tracy Jr.

The Giants still have yet to sign the other three picks—safety Tyler Nubin, tight end Theo Johnson and linebacker Darius Muasau.

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