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Big Blue Big Board Podcast - previewing the interior defensive line

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If you were to ask what the strength of the upcoming draft will be, odds are the answer is going to be the interior defensive line.

Dan and I have already looked at the EDGE and cornerback positions in previous podcasts. But while those are strong classes, the interior defensive line might be the most stacked position in the draft, and that’s saying something.

The New York Giants are relatively well situated when it comes to their defensive line, with young players like Dalvin Tomlinson and B.J. Hill, and rotational pieces like Josh Mauro, Kerry Wynn, Mario Edwards Jr., and R.J. McIntosh. However, if there’s one thing we can count on, it is that Dave Gettleman will stick to his board regardless of positional value or need. And since there is the very real possibility that one of these players will be the highest graded player on the board when the Giants pick on April 25, 2019.

In this podcast we discuss:

  • The definition of “interior Defensive Line vs. EDGE in the modern NFL.
  • The state of the Giants’ defensive line
  • Top prospects:

- Ed Oliver (Houston)

- Quinnen Williams and Raekwon Davis (Alabama)

- Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence (Clemson)

- Jeffery Simmons (Mississippi State)

- Rashan Gary (Michigan)

- Zach Allen (Boston College)

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