As I mentioned in the Dom DeCicco post, it wasn't long before Henry Hynoski was picked up. The former Pitt fullback is headed to the New York Giants.
It's pretty amazing that Hynoski is causing such a stir, almost becoming a cult figure.Hyno's popularity isn't legendary yet, but sounds as if Giants fans are happy to have him:
Twitter was abuzz last night and into the morning with news of the Giants' potentially signing Hynoski (6-1, 260 pounds), a physical presence a few scouting reports have labeled "devastating" at times. Hynoski also fielded an enticing offer from the Ravens, but after sleeping on it, he decided to join the Giants. Hynoski could push incumbents Madison Hedgecock and Bear Pascoe this season.
And here's more Giants fan reaction from SB Nation's Giants blog, Big Blue View.
No, Hynoski won't be carrying the ball a ton - his primary role will be blocking for the Giants' two backs, Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw. The consensus among articles seems to be that he'll be replacing Bear Pascoe as the team's lead blocker.
Sounds like if it were up to the fans, Hyno would make the team.
In other free agent news, former West Virginia back Noel Devine will become a part of a Big East backfield with the Philadelphia Eagles joining Pitt's Dion Lewis and Lesean McCoy and Mountaineer fullback Owen Schmitt.