Giants News: WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton reveals he picked NY over hated rival

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The young wide receiver has a great head on his shoulders. Late last month, one of the biggest surprises was the fact that West Virginia wideout Bryce Ford-Wheaton didn't hear his name called during the NFL Draft.

Luckily, Ford-Wheaton didn't wait too long to find a place to call home, as he signed with the NY Giants as an undrafted free agent. In an interview with The Athletic's Dan Duggan, the WR said that he actually had multiple offers on the table. The other teams? That'd be the Eagles and Seahawks:

The Eagles and Seahawks also wanted Bryce Ford-Wheaton to sign

"“I talked to him (Brian Daboll) for a long time,” Ford-Wheaton said. “My phone was blowing up while I was on the phone with him. I was sending everybody else to voicemail because in my head I was already like, ‘This is where I want to go.’”"

Bryce Ford-Wheaton told Duggan

While Nick Sirianni and Pete Carroll wanted Ford-Wheaton, he made it quite clear that his conversation with Coach Dabes led to him making the move to East Rutherford. This is something Big Blue fans are quite hyped up about.

Ford-Wheaton checks in at 6-4, 220 pounds and he runs a 4.38 40-yard dash. Again, the fact that he didn't go drafted is hard to believe. It's also not a shocker that so many different teams were interested in landing his services.

The Giants may have found a diamond in the rough here. He's the kind of big-bodied wideout that NY supporters were hoping the G-Men would be able to land in the first round - folks had their eyes on Quentin Johnston.

While we're not saying Ford-Wheaton is going to look like a first-rounder for the Giants moving forward, no one can argue he does have a ton of potential in this offense. We think he's got a fantastic chance to make the 53-man roster.

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