Alonzo Tweedy, an undrafted free agent hybrid linebacker/safety is one of the more intriguing players on the 90-man roster the New York Giants will bring to training camp. Let's look at Tweedy as we continue our player-by-player breakdown.
2012 Season In Review
Tweedy started only three games on defense for the Hokies, playing the third safety role in the box in place of a true linebacker. What he does best is cover kicks. Tweedy played 220 snaps on special teams as a senior at Virginia Tech and only 175 snaps on defense.
Tweedy is listed as a linebacker, yet is 6-foot-2, 193 pounds. If he has a position it really is the third safety, playing the box in the place of a true linebacker. If Tweedy has any chance of making the Giants he will have to shine in coverage during the four preseason games. His quest to make the roster will be complicated by the Giants likely need to keep three quarterbacks -- a spot where they usually only keep two -- and by the fact that long snapper Zak DeOssie plays no defensive position. It will be difficult to add another specialist. Perhaps he can find his way to the practice squad.