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NFL Draft: Under The Radar Prospects The New York Giants Have Shown Interest In

Jaleel Reddick, Safety, Lincoln

Another New Jersey native, Newark’s own Jaleel Reddick is a versatile defensive back and special teams contributor. The 5’10” and 185 lbs. Reddick took back 15 kickoffs for 261 yards last season, including one massive 63 yard return.

I feel as though I would fit in as a member of the New York Giants because I’m a player who “gets in where I fit in,” noted Reddick. What I mean when I say that is, I’m a humble player to the point a coach would not have to ever worry about my ego getting in the way of any duty he asks me to carry out. I’m the type of player that will work my way up from the practice squad all the way to the game roster if that’s what it takes for me to get on the field. I’m not afraid to line up on special teams. I will run down on kick off or as a gunner on punt and make the tackle; I will get back on punt return and kick return and return the kick. I feel as though that style of play fits my personality on the field and would be an easy fit for me but at the same time I would use the veterans around me and learn from them. I’m a ball hawk and a decapitator on receivers coming across the middle. I feel I would add some spark on that side of the ball. And plus, it would feel great to play in my home state.”

Reddick spoke with the Giants following his Pro Day, and has also drawn interest from the Indianapolis Colts as well. The FCS Bowl and the FBS All-American Tropic Bowl has garnered attention mainly for his ability to display flashes of tremendous speed and quickness, which make for some big time eye-popping plays.

“My greatest strengths as a football player are my leadership skills, physicality, speed and quickness,” said Reddick. “My coach has told me I have an infectious energy that spreads through my teammates on and off the field, and that brings the best out of my teammates, whether we are in the weight room or on the field going to war.”

Reddick has the odds largely against him to hear his name called on Draft day, but he is a player the Giants will keep tabs on during the UDFA signing period.

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