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New York Giants Scouted Former Stony Brook OL Michael Bamiro on Thursday

July 12th, 2013 at 2:37 PM
By Douglas Rush

This summer, offensive lineman Michael Bamiro was preparing for what he thought would be his final season at Stony Brook. But because of ineligibility issues, he's preparing for his next chapter in life and in the National Football League.

On Thursday, almost two dozen teams from the league came to New Jersey to scout the very large Bamiro, who measures in at 6;8" and 335 pounds, which drew the interest of the New York Giants as Connor Orr of the Newark-Star Ledger has reported they have sent scouts to check out the workout for Bamiro as a possibility for their offensive line of the future.

The New York Jets also sent scouts as well to check out the former Stony Brook offensive tackle and because they are very thin at the position, they could really be interested. 

The Giants could as well, but don't have a lot of cap space left to sign free agents and still need to lock up rookie draft picks Justin Pugh and Ryan Nassib.

Greg Logan from Newsday broke down exactly why Bamiro ran into eligibility problems at Stony Brook, which dates back to when he enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh-Titusville, a college that offers two-year associates degrees. Even though he didn't play sports there, he was enrolled as a full-time student.

He then transferred to Stony Brook in 2009 and because he red-shirted one season there, he thought he had one season left and would play his senior year of college there. But because he was enrolled as a full-time student in his previous college and had a five-year record as a college student, it deemed him ineligible to play in college, thus began his journey to the NFL as an undrafted free agent. Bamiro did receive his Bachelors of Arts from Stony Brook with a degree in Journalism.

Bamiro was an All-American in college and played in mostly a heavily run-oriented offense, but once he selects his next employer, he is eager to work on his pass blocking skills.Bamiro's agent Bill Contay said Bamiro was receiving contract offers before he even showed up to work out for the NFL scouts and teams.

Will the Giants be one of the more aggressive teams pursuing the now rookie offensive lineman? Or will they stick with the lineman they have heading into training camp in two weeks time? Only time will tell.

Photo credit: West Point – The U.S. Military Academy / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND


Tags: Football, Justin Pugh, Michael Bamiro, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Ryan Nassib

11 Responses to “New York Giants Scouted Former Stony Brook OL Michael Bamiro on Thursday”

  1.  DaveD says:

    Hate to be that guy but he isn’t in the picture… He was #69 on SB…

    •  Doug Rush says:

      It’s ok…..trying to find pictures for Stony Brook that we were allowed to use was a task in itself….

  2.  DaveD says:

    Been to many Stony Brook games (Parents live in the area and not a bad drive from NYC) and one thing that has stood out in the past three years is how much they ran behind Bamiro. I think he is the main reason everyone was talking about Miguel Maysonet…

  3.  GOAT56 says:

    It seems that we are carrying a few too many OL. We have 16 on the roster when at most we are going to carry 10. Maybe it’s because we have vets like Snee and Bass that might see limited snaps. But I think the young guys like Hermans, Mosley, McCants that my not be roster locks need more reps in my view. There are only a few spots in play and some of these guys have no chance of making the roster. We should only look at this kid if we really feel he’s PS material at worse. Because we don’t need another camp body.

    •  DaveD says:

      Really don’t think the Giants will sign him but he will catch on somewhere. Even if its just a team that are intrigued with his size and athleticism.

  4.  Dirt says:

    For the record, Tiki mostly tore it up in Hufnagel’s system, while Killdrive was QB coach.

    •  Dirt says:

      Things work out funny sometimes. Eli was considered by many a terrible trade when Killdrive was his QB coach. Meanwhile, Hufnagel was allowing Tiki to put up HOF numbers. So here’s a crazy idea, let’s get rid of Hufnagel, get Killdrive away from Eli. Eli becomes a legend and champion. Killdrive becomes a champion. Hufnagel becomes a (Grey Cup) champion. Tiki becomes the most (wrongfully) hated player in recent team history.

  5.  rlhjr says:

    The kid number 76 looks more like David Deihl giving up yet another free run on Eli. Most likely on a key third and five late in the game. Or Snee being out “quicked” yet again in a similar situation.

    My point is talking up a O-line player who’s in a picture with his QB being sacked is slightly off putting.

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