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Rookie B.J. Hill: ‘I want to learn from [Damon Harrison].’

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The third-round selection out of NC State is looking forward to learning from the entire Giants defense

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The New York Giants selected defensive tackle B.J. Hill with the fifth pick of the third round in the 2018 NFL Draft out of North Carolina State. Hill, a 6-foot-3, 311-pound behemoth, spoke to the media on Saturday. Here are some takeaways from his time with the media.

On playing in a defense where a lot of guys get multiple reps at different spots...

“It’s been great just coming here and competing with some guys, just learning the defense and doing my job,” Hill said. “It’s not hard because I have been kind of doing the same thing, same defense I had in college, so it’s not bad at all.”

On learning from Damon Harrison...

“ He is one of the best run-stoppers in the league, and I take pride in stopping the run, too,” Hill said. “I want to learn from him.”

On sinking his teeth into the Giants’ defensive playbook...

“It’s been fun, just learning a new defense with a new D-line coach,” Hill said. “It’s been fun picking it up and playing fast.”

On the excitement of being back out on the field...

“It felt great today being back on the field,” Hill said. “You don’t have to worry about the 40, the shuttle and all that stuff. You are actually putting your hand in the dirt, attacking people and doing your job, playing football, finally. It felt wonderful.”

On his role with the Giants moving forward...

“Like I said in my interviews, I’m an athlete,” Hill said. “I can play anywhere on the line if they need me to play 1, 0, 3. I can play it all.”