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Lyght, a former NFL player, is an assistant coach at Notre Dame.
“Outstanding football player, high football intelligence, very instinctive,” Lyght, 50, Notre Dame’s defensive backs coach and a 12-year NFL veteran, told the Daily News in a recent phone interview. “The thing I like about projecting Julian to the NFL is his position versatility.
“Coming into New York in his first year, I see him playing the nickel spot, a little outside corner and can see him playing safety, too,” added Lyght, the Philadelphia Eagles’ assistant DBs coach in 2013-14. “I worked with a couple of DBs kind of similar to Julian when I was in Philadelphia: one was Patrick Chung and one was Malcolm Jenkins. Very versatile.”
SiriusXM NFL analyst Phil Savage thinks the Giants have an opportunity to be more versatile:
“I forecast for the Giants’ offense this year, and we’ll see what kind of vertical threat they really have,” Savage told NJ Advance Media. “Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate, Evan Engram, Saquon Barkley, they’re going to be able to play more over the middle of the field. I could see them making a living with Engram down the pike, Golden Tate and Shepard operating underneath and Saquon on check downs, swings and screen passes. I don’t know that you’re going to have a huge arm to the perimeter of the field, because I don’t think that’s where the strength of their team is right now.”
The ex-Giant spent last season on Tennessee’s practice squad.
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