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Week 6 Outlook
Rookie defensive lineman B.J. Hill is listed as a starter on the Giants’ first unofficial depth chart.
This is not a surprise as Hill has impressed since day one, and has been receiving first-team reps throughout training camp. He’s listed alongside Damon Harrison and Dalvin Tomlinson as starters on the defensive line. In four seasons at North Carolina State, Hill notched 183 tackles (23.5 for a loss) and eight sacks, with nine passes defensed, one interception, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. It appears Hill will play a significant role in his rookie season.
Giants rookie defensive lineman B.J. Hill has been getting snaps with the first-team defense early on in training camp.
The Giants have been impressed by Hill’s performance so far between OTAs, minicamp, and now the first few days of training camp. Head coach Pat Shurmur told reporters Hill “is coming really fast.” The 69th pick in this year’s draft has been working alongside first-teamers Dalvin Tomlinson and Damon Harrison as the Giants transition to a 3-4 front. In four seasons at North Carolina State, Hill notched 183 tackles (23.5 for a loss) and eight sacks, with nine passes defended, one interception, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. Hill will play a significant role on the Giants defense if he continues on his current trajectory.
The Giants have selected North Carlina State DT B.J. Hill with the 69th overall pick.
The reported knock on Hill is that he is not a playmaker, but is more of a banger on the inside. This pick makes a lot of sense for the Giants as they will now have to contend with Jay Ajayi, Ezekial Elliott and Derrius Guice at least six times a year collectively. While Hill is quick off the line of scrimmage, he's a project player with average upside.