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Giants see similar key trait in Dexter Lawrence & B.J. Hill.

Klaatu : 5/13/2019 12:09 pm
Dan Schneier at 24/7 Sports.

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When the New York Giants used the No. 17 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Clemson defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence, the armchair NFL general managers on social media attacked the pick immediately.

Meanwhile, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman and his scouts stuck to their draft board. They had Lawrence rated so highly for one key reason that had nothing to do with what everyone already knows about him as a prospect -- that he can shut down the run. The Giants noticed something else on game film and it's the same trait they noticed with 2018 third-round draft pick B.J. Hill. Both Lawrence and Hill are massive defensive linemen, but they've also demonstrated the one trait Gettleman believes can be honed in on and will help each player evolve as a pass rusher in the NFL -- they can "flip their hips..."

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I was going to put this in the Brooks thread...  
Klaatu : 5/13/2019 12:12 pm : link
Since Diver_Down mentioned Hill as his breakout player, but I thought it deserved its own thread.
Another note:  
Klaatu : 5/13/2019 12:15 pm : link
Dan Schneier sure loves the phrase, "key trait."
So High School DT's.........Make sure to take those Hula classes!  
GiantBlue : 5/13/2019 12:19 pm : link
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RE: I was going to put this in the Brooks thread...  
Diver_Down : 5/13/2019 12:33 pm : link
In comment 14441704 Klaatu said:
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Since Diver_Down mentioned Hill as his breakout player, but I thought it deserved its own thread.


Check the video that I posted. In it, a perfect example of Hill flipping his hips was on a spin move rushing uncontested to the passer. I'll try and cue it up.
RE: RE: I was going to put this in the Brooks thread...  
Diver_Down : 5/13/2019 12:35 pm : link
In comment 14441735 Diver_Down said:
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In comment 14441704 Klaatu said:


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Since Diver_Down mentioned Hill as his breakout player, but I thought it deserved its own thread.



Check the video that I posted. In it, a perfect example of Hill flipping his hips was on a spin move rushing uncontested to the passer. I'll try and cue it up.


Red Hat Gangsta
Hill and Lawrence most likely knew each other ...  
Spider56 : 5/13/2019 1:07 pm : link
Both grew up in NC and Lawrence was originally thought to be going to NCSU before being swept up by Dabo ... each was part of a DL that saw all 4 players drafted. Reportedly Dexter was the starting center on his HS BB team ... at 6’5, 300 lbs. Add in Tomlinson and these guys will be formidable. DG was serious about winning the LOS.
Funny because Paul Emery had this to say prior to draft...  
Milton : 5/13/2019 1:10 pm : link
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Dexter Lawrence – Clemson. Lawrence is another big man at 6’4″ 342 lbs – and at that size, he ran a 5.05 40. There’s no question someone will love that and take him earlier than this ranking might suggest. I’m not his biggest fan as he plays too high, so it’s easy to get into him and control him. He can win with his raw power, but he needs a little more nuance/craft for me. In terms of someone like B.J. Hill last year, the Giants said about him after the Draft, “Strong and flips his hips. If a guy can’t flip his hips he can’t rush the passer…” – I don’t feel Lawrence can and that limits him more than those above for me.
You'd think that former outstanding linemen -- pick any one of ours  
CT Charlie : 5/13/2019 1:14 pm : link
from the glory years -- would be able to offer insight into which traits, physical or mental or emotional, matter most. But it doesn't seem that we (or other teams) utilize their alums much.
Good work getting him at 17  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 5/13/2019 1:29 pm : link
It was a juicy draft, he would be top 10 in most draft classes. A 3-4 NT was arguably a bigger need than stud ER.
a young Snacks  
gtt350 : 5/13/2019 10:26 pm : link
excellent pick
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