The New York Giants selected Miami defensive tackle R.J. McIntosh in Round 5 of 2018 NFL Draft, the 108th overall selection. McIntosh was the second defensive lineman taken by the Giants, joining third-round pick B.J. Hill.
Inside the Pylon says:
“McIntosh has the burst and motor to be a disruptive interior penetrator, but he must improve his pad level, play strength, and anchor to carve out a role on early downs.”
McIntosh is a 6-foot-4 1/2, 286-pound player who would likely be a defensive end in a 3-4. NFL.com says:
“Athletic defensive tackle with the speed and quickness to make impact plays, but the lack of core strength to give up big plays against the run. McIntosh has developmental potential to work with and should take a big step forward once he learns to work his hands as a pass rusher. While he has disruptive potential, he has to get his play strength to a functional level in order to hold up as an every-down player. While teams will likely view him as a defensive tackle, McIntosh could fit as a base 4-3 end with the ability to reduce inside on passing downs.”
Giants’ draft picks
The Giants’ complete list of selections is below.
- Round 1 (No. 2 overall) — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
- Round 2 (No. 34) — Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP
- Round 3 (No. 66) — Lorenzo Carter, OLB, Georgia
- Round 3 (No. 69) — B.J. Hill, DT, North Carolina State
- Round 4 (No. 108) — Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond
- Round 5 (No. 139) — R.J. McIntosh, DT, Miami
Complete draft coverage
See our Draft Hub Page for all of our coverage. Here is some of what you will find:
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- Right or wrong, Dave Gettleman building Giants his way
- Why didn’t the Giants trade the No. 2 pick?
- Why didn’t the Giants select a quarterback at No. 2?
- Giants have had mixed results drafting running backs in Round 1
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