New York Giants: What does new draft pick T.J. Brunson bring to the team?

New York Giants, T.J. Brunson

Taking a look at TJ Brunson and what he offers the New York Giants as a seventh-round pick:

The New York Giants landed South Carolina inside linebacker TJ Brunson with the 238th overall pick. Another seventh-rounder who can compete for a roster spot and potentially make an impact on special teams.

With South Carolina, Brunson logged 77 total tackles, six tackles for loss, and one interception. As a senior, he comes with experience and knowledge in the middle of the defense.

Brunson is a solid athlete with capable range. He lacks size but doesn’t stray away from matching up with blockers. He has an aggressive mentality that needs to match up to his physical traits.



He’s aggressive on blitzes but is slow to diagnose plays and play downhill as a linebacker. He’s not explosive nor quick in his motions, but he could compete for a special team spot.