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The decision to trade Olivier Vernon to the Cleveland Browns was a good one by New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman. Vernon’s inability to stay on the field and remain healthy hurt the team, especially when you consider his hefty price-tag.
Gaining right guard Kevin Zeitler in the trade benefits the Giants in more than one way, making the trade a success. However, losing a premium edge-rusher hurts the defense. Gettleman went out and drafted Old Dominion standout Oshane Ximines in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Ximines, a talented player with tons of potential, will face the physicality obstacle. The level of talent he will face in the NFL dwarfs the competition he enjoyed in college. The fact of the matter is, the Giants need him to live up to his potential, otherwise, the defense will be in big trouble this upcoming season.
The Giants will have plenty of cap space to sign a quality outside linebacker in 2020, but in the meantime, they will rely on their youth to carry the load. It will be interesting to see how he develops over the course of the offseason and what type of role he plays in the pass-rush.
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Dan Benton (Giants Wire) – Giants’ Darius Slayton named a ‘surprise offseason standout’
Ed Valentine (Big Blue View) – Giants’ 90-man roster: Don’t forget about WR Cody Latimer
Dan Benton (Giants Wire) – Is Jabrill Peppers the Giants’ biggest x-factor in 2019?
Alexander Wilson (Empire Sports Media) – New York Giants: 3 surprise impact players for the 2019 season
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