Giants’ Chris Pettit: ‘Edge rushers are how you win’


With every week left till the 2021 NFL draft formally will get underway, the New York Giants stay in want of edge rushers and offensive linemen, in addition to depth at cornerback, broad receiver and working again.

However are the sting rushers actually three-down gamers? Are any of them worthy of the No. 11 general choose?

Giants director of faculty scouting, Chris Pettit, actually thinks so.

“Edge rushers [are] the way you win,” Pettit advised reporters throughout a Thursday Zoom convention. “You win with guys that rush the passer. I wouldn’t say there aren’t guys [worthy at that pick].”

Until the Giants view any of the out there edge rushers as three-down gamers, Pettit’s pants are on hearth. However maybe they see extra within the prospect pool than followers, media and draft consultants do.

Pettit doesn’t imagine the eleventh choose is “too wealthy” for an edge rusher as long as they match what the Giants are doing on protection beneath coordinator Patrick Graham.

Who matches that mildew? Take a guess as a result of Pettit and basic supervisor Dave Gettleman aren’t tipping their hand.

There are a number of gamers — reminiscent of Michigan’s Kwity Pate, Penn State’s Jayson Oweh, Miami’s Jaelan Phillips and Gregory Rousseau, and Georgia’s Azeez Ojulari — who might be out there to the Giants at No. 11, however there’s no telling who they view because the “proper man.”

Though Pettit and Gettleman are each open to buying and selling down and drafting one other place, in addition they seem prepared to pick out an edge rusher regardless of public opinion. So if one of many above names are known as subsequent Thursday, don’t be shocked…


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