Remember when former New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese decided to neglect the linebacker position nearly every year? Well, this year Dave Gettleman will surely fill a hole that has been empty for some time now on the defense.
If only he could fill it with a guy like Landon Collins, a second-round pick out of Alabama. But what if I told you he could, and the potential of this linebacker is Collins-high…
Would that interest you? Having a guy like Collins manning not only the safety position, but the linebacker position as well. That’s exactly what Alabama inside linebacker Rashaan Evans can be for the Giants.
Evans has a unique blend of speed, agility and power, similar to that of the Giants’ star safety.
That Rashaan Evans spin move 👀 pic.twitter.com/AJFNWm8IFH
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) February 21, 2018
His power is unparalleled, but there’s a very high chance Evans won’t find his way out of the second-round. If the Giants cant trade up to grab him, they must make the move, unless of course they trade down in the first-round and stockpile another second-round pick.
Evan stands tall at 6’3″, 234-pounds, built purely of muscle; and let’s not forget this is only in college. Once a professional, Evans will have access to top-of-the-line coaches that will help him elevate his speed and power.
LSU-Bama tape: Check out LB Rashaan Evans…Slip the block. Quick move. And then wrap up RB Derrius Guice at the line. pic.twitter.com/JdbrrA4WWa
— Matt Bowen (@MattBowen41) February 13, 2018
The senior linebacker for Alabama sat behind Reuben Foster for several years before taking over as the starter. This gave him ample time to refine his technique and learn behind one of the top defenders in college football.
For the Giants, filling the hole at linebacker should be a priority, as it would solidify the defense and allow the remaining picks to be spent on the offensive side of the ball — hopefully solving the jigsaw puzzle that’s the offensive line.