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Giants are signing undrafted free agent DL Freedom Akinmoladu

Aaron Thomas : 5/13/2019 4:02 pm
per Dan Duggan. The 6-3, 284-pound Akinmoladun, who played at Nebraska, was a tryout at rookie minicamp two weeks ago. No word yet on corresponding move.
They replaced Prince Amukamara at Nebraska with Freedom!!!  
Anakim : 5/13/2019 4:07 pm : link
FREEEEEEDOM! KERBLAH!
Of course we are.  
robbieballs2003 : 5/13/2019 4:07 pm : link
We are at our best when we have DL whose names we cannot spell.
RE: Of course we are.  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/13/2019 4:08 pm : link
In comment 14442090 robbieballs2003 said:
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We are at our best when we have DL whose names we cannot spell.


These names drive me nuts when I'm updating the various pages on the site!
But does he flip his hips?  
George from PA : 5/13/2019 4:09 pm : link
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His Nebraska Bio has him at 6'4" , 295lbs  
Dirt1 : 5/13/2019 4:10 pm : link
Freedom Akinmoladun started all 12 games at defensive end for Nebraska in 2018, ending his career with 41 career starts, including each of his final 37 games. Akinmoladun totaled 29 tackles, three TFLs and 2.5 sacks in his senior season, while adding four quarterback hurries.
Bio - ( New Window )
Looking for Freedom  
Anakim : 5/13/2019 4:10 pm : link
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Link - ( New Window )
RE: Of course we are.  
arcarsenal : 5/13/2019 4:10 pm : link
In comment 14442090 robbieballs2003 said:
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We are at our best when we have DL whose names we cannot spell.


Hah, I saw his name and my first thought was... this guy is definitely a Giant.
RE: Of course we are.  
Gatorade Dunk : 5/13/2019 4:10 pm : link
In comment 14442090 robbieballs2003 said:
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We are at our best when we have DL whose names we cannot spell.

On this board? We could sign a guy named Smith and there would be some portion of posters who would butcher the spelling.
RE: His Nebraska Bio has him at 6'4  
HoustonGiant : 5/13/2019 4:11 pm : link
In comment 14442097 Dirt1 said:
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Freedom Akinmoladun started all 12 games at defensive end for Nebraska in 2018, ending his career with 41 career starts, including each of his final 37 games. Akinmoladun totaled 29 tackles, three TFLs and 2.5 sacks in his senior season, while adding four quarterback hurries. Bio - ( New Window )


2.5 sacks in 41 games at DE....
RE: RE: His Nebraska Bio has him at 6'4  
Anakim : 5/13/2019 4:15 pm : link
In comment 14442107 HoustonGiant said:
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In comment 14442097 Dirt1 said:


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Freedom Akinmoladun started all 12 games at defensive end for Nebraska in 2018, ending his career with 41 career starts, including each of his final 37 games. Akinmoladun totaled 29 tackles, three TFLs and 2.5 sacks in his senior season, while adding four quarterback hurries. Bio - ( New Window )



2.5 sacks in 41 games at DE....



"Akinmoladun totaled 29 tackles, three TFLs and 2.5 sacks in his senior season."


2.5 sacks his SENIOR season. I don't think his senior season consisted of 41 games.
His  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/13/2019 4:20 pm : link
production isn't very good. Giants must see something there that didn't translate to the field.
They may take our lives  
GiantSteps : 5/13/2019 4:22 pm : link
but they'll never draft our Freedom
Freedom was another guy  
kelsto811 : 5/13/2019 4:23 pm : link
Giants found at CGS. His measurables are below. Huge wingspan!

Ht
6027

Wt
283

Hand
9 1/2

Arm
36 1/2

Wing
83
Skip to :34 of video  
kelsto811 : 5/13/2019 4:29 pm : link
And check out his length! He is #98.
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I like the Rod Smyth signing  
adamg : 5/13/2019 4:43 pm : link
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RE: His  
section125 : 5/13/2019 4:53 pm : link
In comment 14442123 Eric from BBI said:
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production isn't very good. Giants must see something there that didn't translate to the field.


Brian Cashman and the Yankees analytics department have spotted potential with this player....
Eric  
DavidinBMNY : 5/13/2019 4:54 pm : link
We need bodies
RE: His  
DavidinBMNY : 5/13/2019 4:58 pm : link
In comment 14442123 Eric from BBI said:
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production isn't very good. Giants must see something there that didn't translate to the field.
We need more depth here for camp as you pointed out Eric. We had very few DL on the roster.
Freedom is just another word ...  
Spider56 : 5/13/2019 5:09 pm : link
For nothing left to lose.
RE: Freedom is just another word ...  
Ira : 5/13/2019 5:19 pm : link
In comment 14442222 Spider56 said:
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For nothing left to lose.


You beat me to it.
Sometimes  
noro9 : 5/13/2019 5:26 pm : link
I feel like a motherless child
I posted on BBI  
YANKEE28 : 5/13/2019 5:31 pm : link
about Freedom prior to the draft.

Last year he was coached by Mike Dawson, our new outside linebackers coach.
RE: I posted on BBI  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/13/2019 5:41 pm : link
In comment 14442255 YANKEE28 said:
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about Freedom prior to the draft.

Last year he was coached by Mike Dawson, our new outside linebackers coach.


That makes some sense...the Dawson connection... because nothing I've found on this guy screams "sign me."
RE: I like the Rod Smyth signing  
Gatorade Dunk : 5/13/2019 5:45 pm : link
In comment 14442167 adamg said:
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Well played!
At the rookie camp  
YANKEE28 : 5/13/2019 5:45 pm : link
with the Giants, we also had Nebraska G Gerald Foster in for a tryout. The Giants didn't sign Foster, but he then was a tryout player with the Washington rookie camp, and ended up with a contract with the Redskins.

Regarding Freedom, he had different coaches during his first 3 years at Nebraska. Last year was the only year he was coached by Mike Dawson.
Is Freedom  
XBRONX : 5/13/2019 5:58 pm : link
from Philadelphia?
RE: Sometimes  
John In CO : 5/13/2019 6:03 pm : link
In comment 14442244 noro9 said:
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I feel like a motherless child


Dammit, Beavis....! Beat me to it:)
Nebraska Pro Day results  
YANKEE28 : 5/13/2019 6:04 pm : link
DL Freedom Akinmoladun

Height 6' 3"
Weight 284 pounds


40-yard dash: 4.94
Bench press: 19
Vertical jump: 34
Broad jump: 911
Can he flip  
XBRONX : 5/13/2019 6:10 pm : link
his hips?
Freedom = good character guy.  
solarmike : 5/13/2019 8:44 pm : link
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From building a preschool for children while abroad in Panama to the 100-plus volunteer events he has dedicated himself to while at Nebraska, Akinmoladun proved his deserving of the award. Along with considerable efforts in giving back to the community, his excellence in the classroom was among the reasons for receiving the 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team award.

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RE: Skip to :34 of video  
Nomad Crow on the Madison : 5/13/2019 9:37 pm : link
In comment 14442143 kelsto811 said:
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And check out his length! He is #98. Link - ( New Window )


Who the heck was #94?
Solarmike, thanks for that link to Freedom's accomplisments  
BlueLou'sBack : 5/13/2019 11:34 pm : link
off the field. Maybe the Giants can find a place in the front office or marketing Dept. for this stellar young man once he's off the roster...

Sounds like a gem of a human being.
RE: RE: Skip to :34 of video  
kelsto811 : 5/14/2019 1:58 am : link
In comment 14442531 Nomad Crow on the Madison said:
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In comment 14442143 kelsto811 said:


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And check out his length! He is #98. Link - ( New Window )



Who the heck was #94?


94 is Dare Odeyingbo who played at Vanderbilt. Signed with Tampa.
RE: Freedom is just another word ...  
Milton : 5/14/2019 4:57 am : link
In comment 14442222 Spider56 said:
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For nothing left to lose.
And here I was thinking it was just some people talking while their prison is walking through this world all alone.
RE: Skip to :34 of video  
kelsto811 : 5/14/2019 12:09 pm : link
In comment 14442143 kelsto811 said:
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And check out his length! He is #98. Link - ( New Window )


Two other random points on those practices:

1) Buffalo OL James O'Hagan, who the Giants signed, is #77 (matchup at 1:46).

2) Check out #57 Kolin Hill (Texas Tech) planting Syracuse T Cody Conway on his ass at 2:50 of video. Conway signed with the Titans after the draft. Hill hasn't gotten any calls.. but if you run through his reps and what he did against guys who got and still have opportunities, it baffles me.

Practice and scrimmage videos can be seen on CGS Youtube channel by going to Playlists (linked). About 95% of the Wranglers group are on NFL teams right now, and probably about 75% of Desperados group. Names + Numbers are in video description.
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