The New York Giants suffered a major loss in free agency at defensive tackle with Linval Joseph moving on to the Minnesota Vikings. They did little in free agency to offset the loss, only brining back Mike Patterson who was with the team last season. They did make some additions in the 2014 NFL Draft, selecting Jay Bromley out of Syracuse in the third round. They also found themselves a steal in the UDFA pool, signing South Carolina defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles.
It was a rather big surprise that Quarles wasn’t selected in the draft. He was a unanimous top-15 defensive tackle throughout the draft process, and 20 defensive tackles were selected. Bromley was actually rated lower than Quarles on ESPN’s list. The rest of the NFL’s loss is the Giants gain, as Quarles helps fill a need on the Giants’ roster.