The New York Giants have selected DE Jason Pierre-Paul. A very explosive defensive end at 6’5″ 270 pounds that played at South Florida. He is known as a menace to opposing Quarterbacks. Jerry Reese was not please with the play of the Giants defensive ends. Some of the guys on the ESPN LIVE crew were comparing him to Javon Kearse by calling him a “freak” of nature with long powerful arms. The entire television panal agrees that Paul will be a very good pro player. They also made a comment that this might mean that current DE Osi Umenyiora might have something to worry about. Osi has now been mentioned as possible trade fodder for Big Blue and Jerry Reese was quick to dismiss the rumors. I am going to christen Jason with a brand new nickname that fits his playing style, from this day forth, ye shall be known as, Jason “Wild Thing” Pierre-Paul.
Former coach Jon Gruden and the overview on DE Pierre-Paul at NFL.com all say that he should be able to put on another 10-15 pounds with ease bulking him up to 280-285 pounds at 6’5″. I’m still a bit concerned about the linebacker position. There seems to be two main areas that the team should draft shortly. I still believe that OL and LB are two areas that need addressing. Perhaps they will select one of the two, sometime tomorrow, in rounds two or three. Welcome to New York Jason!
What do you think about the Giants taking a defensive end with the first overall pick?
Here is an NFL.com link to some video on the Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul. I encourage you to watch all three very short videos about Pierre-Paul, especially the top video, this is what I like to call a MUST SEE VIDEO of Pierre-Paul doing summersaults over and over again at 270 pounds. This guy really is a freak of nature like the ESPN crew said. A hyperlink has been left in the comment section of this story as well.
RD – NYGReporter.com