Jake Hausmann was Giants’ highest-graded preseason rookie

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The preseason was not kind to many New York Giants rookies.

First-round wide receiver Kadarius Toney was unable to play a single snap due to various “situations,” while second-round edge rusher Azeez Ojulari took just 35 snaps and third-round cornerback Aaron Robinson spent the summer on PUP.

Fourth-round edge rusher Elerson Smith also missed time due to injury.

That left the door open for many late-round and undrafted rookies to receive more playing time and tight end Jake Hausmann, who has since been signed to the practice squad, led the way, per Pro Football Focus.

On the opposite end of that spectrum, sixth-round running back Gary Brightwell, who played well to the naked eye, earned the team’s lowest rookie grade.

Highest: TE Jake Hausmann, 70.0
Lowest: RB Gary Brightwell, 51.1

There’s not much to write home about here. First-rounder Kadarius Toney didn’t play a down, and second-rounder Azeez Ojulari played a non-descript 35 snaps. Hausmann earned the highest grade on the back of his run-blocking and ended up on the practice squad.

Despite injuries and depleted depth at the tight end position, Hausmann was unable to crack the 53-man roster. Brightwell, on the other hand, beat out veteran Corey Clement and did make the active roster.