The New York Giants came away with a victory on Thursday night during their first preseason game in the 2022 season. The preseason opener featured the Giants’ starters versus the Patriots’ second team for the majority of the first quarter. But the Giants’ backups took over in the second quarter and a few of these unproven players began to make names for themselves. Rookie linebacker Darrian Beavers stood out in a major way during the preseason opener and seems to be a hidden gem on the New York Giants.
What Darrian Beavers is bringing to the Giants
During the New York Giants’ first preseason game of the season, sixth round-pick Darrian Beavers stood out. The young man had three tackles, one tackle for a loss, and proved to be an instinctive player on the GIants’ defense.
Beavers has been a training camp standout this summer. He was given the honor of wearing the green dot on his helmet, allowing him to call plays through the mic via defensive coordinator Wink Martindale. Beavers proved to be worthy of such responsibilities as he made his presence known against the New England Patriots on Thursday.
“It’s a lot of competition. It was a good thing for us getting our anger out on somebody else.”Darrian Beavers on facing new comptetition in the preseason
Darrian Beavers was consistently popping up around the ball on Thursday night, as he has all throughout training camp. The second starting linebacker alongside Blake Martinez is projected to be Tae Crowder. However, Beavers has been making an impression on the Giants and could turn that position into a competition.
Darrian Beavers played five years of college ball before being drafted by the New York Giants. During his senior year for Cincinnati, the linebacker started 14 games and racked up an impressive total of 98 tackles including 11 for loss with four sacks and an interception.
Wink Martindale plans to run a high-speed, blitz-heavy defense this upcoming season. This will require the New York Giants to rely on their young, skillful and instinctive players to contribute. Thankfully, Darrian Beavers has proven to be capable of understanding Martindale’s complex scheme and possessing the ability to thrive and make an impact for the New York Giants.