The New York Giants had been very lively in free company this spring, signing a few of the high names obtainable available on the market, giving followers some optimism heading into the 2021 season.
Not the entire free agent additions have made nationwide headlines, nonetheless. One signing particularly stands out as a real ‘under-the-radar’ transfer and will find yourself paying big dividends for Huge Blue.
Ifeadi Odenigbo, an out of doors linebacker and former seventh-round decide of the Minnesota Vikings, was inked to a one-year, $2.5 million deal final month and could possibly be the shock decide up of the offseason.
Odenigbo is seen as an ascending participant. Simply 26, he has 10 sacks over the previous two seasons and has refined his sport to the purpose the place he could possibly be poised for a breakout season.
From NJ Advance Media:
Odenigbo had curiosity from a handful of groups. His agent felt the Giants had been one of the best match. Odenigbo agreed. So he signed the one-year contract.
“I don’t see why I wouldn’t wish to go right here,” Odenigbo stated. “I feel one thing’s brewing, one thing particular in New York and I wish to be part of that transformation.”
The Giants are brewing one thing. They reeled in Odenigbo and several other different free brokers based mostly on the tradition and imaginative and prescient of second-year head coach Joe Choose.
The 6-foot-3, 258-pound Odenigbo will compete for snaps with the slew of different younger linebackers the Giants have on their roster: Lorenzo Carter, Oshane Ximines, Carter Coughlin, Cam Brown and Ryan Anderson, to not point out some other go speeding possibility they might herald by way of the draft.