As pretty much everyone knows, the defensive foundation of the New York Giants is the pass rush, preferably coming from the front 4.
We have JPP and Justin Tuck firmly entrenched as starters. However behind them, Osi's future is uncertain, Kiwi seems to be settled in to the SAM Linebacker/Joker role, and Adrian Tracy & Justin Trattou are unproven. This could leave the New York Giants a Defensive End or two shy of their usual compliment of "Envy of The League".
So, this seems like as good a time as any to start familiarizing ourselves with 2013's possible 1st or 2nd round draft choice.
For this, I'll be using Invictus' preseason rankings... Because well, they're as good as any before any games are played.
1) Sam Montgomery
2) Barkevious Mingo
3) Jarvis Jones
4) Devin Taylor
5) Bjoern Werner
6) Brandon Jenkins
7) William Gholston
8) Jackson Jeffcoat
9) Alex Okafor
10) Margus Hunt
11) Shayne Skov
12) Michael Buchanan
For each I'll endeavor to provide film and what measureables I can. No analysis yet, I'll save that for the conversation after the post.
1) Sam Montgomery (DE, LSU: 6'4", 245)
Sam Montgomery vs Alabama and Georgia 2011 (via JPDraftJedi)
2) Barkevious Mingo (DE, LSU: 6'5", 240)
Barkevious Mingo vs Arkansas 2011 (via JPDraftJedi)
3) Jarvis Jones (OLB, Georgia: 6'3, 241)
Jarvis Jones vs Florida 2011 (via JPDraftJedi)
4) Devin Taylor (DE, South Carolina: 6'6" 260)
Devin Taylor vs Georgia 2011 (via JPDraftJedi)
5) Bjoern Werner (DE, FSU: 6'4, 270) *Note: He's number 95
Virginia offense vs. Florida State defense 2011 (via maj0915)
6) Brandon Jenkins (DE, FSU: 6'3" 260)
Brandon Jenkins vs Maryland 2011 (via JMPasq)
7) William Gholston (DE, Michigan St.: 6'6" 278)
William Gholston vs Wisconsin Big 10 Champ and Minnesota (via JmpasqDraftjedi)
8) Jackson Jeffcoat (DE, Texas: 6'4", 250)
Jackson Jeffcoat vs California (via JmpasqDraftjedi)
9) Alex Okafor (DE, Texas: 6'4" 260)
Alex Okafor vs Kansas State (via MetaDraft)
10) Margus Hunt (DE, Southern Methodist: 6'8", 280)
Margus Hunt vs Pittsburgh (via MetaDraft)
11) Shayne Skov (LB, Stanford: 6'3", 244)
Shayne Skov vs Virginia Tech (via JMPasq)
12) Michael Buchanan (DE, Illinois: 6'6" 240)
*Warning: Highlight video, so view with a grain of salt. It was the best I could find.
Michael Buchanan 2011 Highlights (via GameTimePros)
Okay, so that's it for now. And just remember: Every season is Draft season. Or Draught season, but that's a matter for another fanpost.