By drafting Odell Beckham Jr. in the first round, the Giants found the playmaker that they’ve been looking for to compliment Victor Cruz. However, the Giants still had big needs on both sides of the line of scrimmage that were taken care of on day 2. With the 43rd overall pick, they took center Weston Richburg to try and solidify the line in front of Eli Manning and so in Round 3, the Giants picked Jay Bromley at No. 74, a defensive tackle out of Syracuse.
Bromley is a guy who is great at getting off the line and stopping the ball and has the quickness to get to the passer if he’s got an opening but he lacks the strength and pass-rush moves to be considered any more than a rotational player who comes in on rushing downs. At 6’3″ and 306 lbs, Bromley has the size to plug up the middle of the line of scrimmage but could also be used off the line and sent after the quarterback on blitzes until he learns a repertoire of new moves that will allow him to get there on his own.
In the third round, it’s hard not to like this pick. I thought they would’ve gone for a guy who is more of a pass-rusher but Bromley has the potential to become one and fills a need on that defensive line that has rapidly lost much of its depth in past seasons. He’s still got quite some work to do before he’s a finished product but the former captain at Syracuse has shown the willingness to put in that work. I think he’ll be used quite a bit against some of the big time rushers in the NFC East such as LeSean McCoy and Demarco Murray. Here are some highlights:
The Giants have 4 picks remaining, the next of which is No. 113 overall where I think they’ll be looking for a RB or CB/S but could also add some depth to the defensive line.