Justin Anderson is an undrafted free agent linebacker from Louisiana-Lafayette. Can he work his way into the New York Giants' long-term plans? Let's take a look at Anderson as we continue breaking down the Giants' 90-man roster.
2013 Season In Review
Anderson was the leading tackler for the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns as they won the Sun Belt Conference title. Anderson, per RaginCajuns.com, had 131 tackles, including 11 for loss, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception that was returned for a touchdown last season. He averaged more than 10 tackles per game. The 6-foot-2, 232-pound Anderson is a middle linebacker. Anderson had a 37-inch vertical and 6.89 3-cone drill at his Pro Day.
The idea of Anderson making the 53-man roster seems far-fetched. The Giants have Jon Beason, Mark Herzlich and fifth-round pick Devon Kennard at middle linebacker, and Jameel McClain also has experience at the position. If Anderson can open some eyes during the spring and in the preseason perhaps he can earn a spot on the practice squad.