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Read more about Giants rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux, courtesy of The Associated Press:
Being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the New York Giants isn’t the first time Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal have been paired up.
When the two went to football camps as high school players, coaches constantly lined them up against each other.
Thibodeaux was the best point rusher. Neal was the best lineman. So they got into it.
The two will likely face each other in practice under new coach Brian Daboll, but it’s clear they’re the base GM Joe Schoen has chosen to begin rebuilding the Giants after a 4-13 season. . It was their fifth consecutive losing campaign.
Managing his first draft as GM, Schoen made a few trades to increase his picks from nine to 11, then over the past three days selected players who fit the bill and, in some cases, returned positions. more competitive.
Thibodeaux and Neal should become starters. Neal is listed at right tackle and Thibodeaux will play wherever defensive coordinator Wink Martindale wants to create lags.
“I think it’s going to push us a lot,” Neal said of the showdown with Thibodeaux. “I believe iron sharpens iron, so what better place to get better than the New York Giants? So I’m just excited to go out there and do my best. I hope we make ourselves better.
Thibodeaux remembers those camp games very well.
“Every time we came to a camp, we knew it was like, OK, this is how it’s going to fall into place,” Thibodeaux said. “He’s the best. I’m the best. Now let’s get better. Let’s prove to each other why we’ve come this far.
The Giants tried to add help on both sides of the ball. On Friday, they took Kentucky wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson in the second round and added North Carolina offensive lineman Joshua Ezeudu and LSU safety Cordale Flott in the third.
There were six picks on Saturday with New York taking tight end Daniel Bellinger from San Diego State and Iowa safety Dane Belton in the fourth round; Indiana linebacker Micah McFadden and Arizona State defensive tackle DJ Davidson in the fifth round and North Carolina offensive lineman Marcus McKethan – Ezeudu’s teammate – and Cincinnati linebacker Darrian Beavers in the sixth round.
“I think we added competition and depth,” Schoen said. “Hopefully a lot of guys can become stars, but we want them to come in and work hard.”
Thibodeaux will bring personality to the locker room. He was hoarse on Saturday from his recent singing and he’s certainly confident. When asked if he could stop the run, he said, “Watch the tape.”
For his first season, he knows what he has to do.
“I feel like a rookie has to come and grind and it all depends on what you do,” he said. “I feel like one thing with me, you can’t be a guy who blows smoke. I can’t be a guy who has nothing to show. I can’t be a guy that people stare at and who they don’t believe in, do they?”
STATUS QUO QB
Days after not choosing the fifth-year option on Daniel Jones, the Giants did not draft a quarterback.
That leaves Jones, signing free agents Tyrod Taylor and Davis Webb and Brian Lewerke for this season as well as all college free agents.
Schoen said the Giants did their due diligence in scouting and talking to quarterbacks for the draft. They haven’t found the right player to take.
The offensive line has been the weakest point, and Schoen and Daboll are trying to fix it.
Since signing in January, they’ve signed six free agents — Mark Glowinski, Jon Feliciano, Jamil Douglas, Max Garcia, Matt Gono and Roy Mbaeteka — and drafted three more: Neal, Ezeudu and McKethan. Starting LT Andrew Thomas returns with Nick Gates, Shane Lemieux, Ben Bredeson, Korey Cunningham, Wes Martin and Devery Hamilton.
“I know the guys work hard and they’re smart,” Schoen said.
The next four months will show if the Giants have a good five.
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(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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