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NFL Draft: Under The Radar Prospects The New York Giants Have Shown Interest In

Jake Ceresna, DL, SUNY Cortland 

Jake Ceresna is a powerful (32 reps on the 25 bench press) 6’5″ and 290 lbs defensive lineman who is quickly rising up draft boards and the Giants have taken notice. Per a source, Big Blue brought him in for their local Pro Day and were impressed enough with his workout that they requested additional tape from Ceresna afterwards.

“I strive to be like the best in the business, said Ceresna. “So I constantly compare myself to JJ Watt, and constantly watch tape on him to see what makes him great. I am not on the level that he is at, but my goal is to be as good as he is and better. I believe we share similar qualities in our size and ability to play any position on the defensive line.”

Ceresna started every game his senior season and recorded 63 tackles, 9.5 sacks, and 18.5 tackles for a loss. He was number one on the team in sacks and tackles for a loss on his team, and the defensive lineman closest to Ceresna’s tackles total only barely recorded over half his output with 34.

“They would be getting a guy who is willing to do whatever it takes to be successful,” said Ceresna on why the Giants should Draft him. “I pride myself in being the hardest working guy in the room and perfecting my craft.”

Simply put, Ceresna was dominate among his small school competition. He was a man on a mission every single play trying to take somebody’s head off. Off the field he is an extremely personable guy who reportedly hit it off with the New York coaching staff.

The lack of NFL competition Ceresna dominated against and how he will handle the transition to pro football is the question general managers will try to solve. It is hard to tell where his stock will finally be determined at, but Ceresna looks to have the physical and athletic attributes to make him around a fifth round selection.

Staff Writer at @EliteSportsNY Work also featured on @BleacherReport Contact: jackaylmer@yahoo.com