New York Giants: Post-draft defensive line breakdown

Dalvin Tomlinson, New York Giants. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The New York Giants have chosen to put a big focus on beefing up their defensive line after lackluster play for several seasons.

The New York Giants defensive line has undergone a serious makeover. Fan favorites and team captains are no longer with the organization. During the season, Big Blue shockingly traded Damon “Snacks” Harrison to Detroit for a fifth-round pick in the draft.

After the Harrison trade, B.J. Hill was given an opportunity to step up and he ran with it. Hill is now expected to be a starter along with Dalvin Tomlinson and Dexter Lawrence. Hill was the 2018 third-round draft pick that the G-Men acquired when they traded defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay.

With their first pick in the draft this time around, it made sense for the Giants to go after a dominant pass rusher. When Josh Allen was still available at the sixth pick it seemed like New York was going to get their stud rusher, the next Leonard Marshall, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, or Michael Strahan.

Again it was a surprise when the Giants chose to draft a quarterback, Daniel Jones, with that pick. Only time will tell if they made the right decision.

This offseason, the G-men added several big bodies to the defensive line. They can and will feature many different rotations. With the departure of Olivier Vernon, the team does not have a top pass rusher and will have to get the job done by committee.

NYG is hoping that by adding some stud defensive backs, it will force the opposing quarterback to hold the ball longer and allow rushers the chance to sack him.