NFL Mocks is going to do a team by team look at what rookies have the potential to contribute during their first season. Every year there are countless rookies that have major and minor impacts. Everyone expects the 1st round picks to make an impact but we hope to point out some other players that may help your favorite team win games.
The New York Giants are looking to rebound after a disappointing season and they expect some of the incoming rookies to be a big part of that. Below are the rookies that we feel have the best chance to make an immediate impact.
Jason Pierre-Paul- Pierre- Paul was the Giants first round selection and they are hoping he can break the defensive end rotation. I think that Pierre-Paul will see some snaps on the defensive line but he is going to be battling Osi Umenyiora and Mathis Kiwanuka for playing time. It is going to be difficult for the Giants to keep Pierre-Paul’s natural pass rush ability off the field.
Linval Joseph- The Giants went defensive line with their first two selections and with Joseph they got a big defensive tackle that has the ability to both stuff the run and rush the passer. Again there is a lot of depth along the Giant’s defensive line but Joseph maybe the most talented so I expect him to crack the rotation at some point throughout the season.
Phillip Dillard- The Giants let starting linebacker Antonio Pierce go in the offseason and they drafted Dillard in the 4th round with hopes that he can contribute right away. If he doesn’t get a lot of snaps on the starting defense he will get plenty of playing time on special teams.
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