The Giants made their second defensive selection of the 2018 draft, as defensive tackle B.J. Hill joins James Bettcher’s new defense.
He’s probably not the North Carolina State defensive lineman Giants fans envisioned, but he’s certainly a fair consolation prize.
With their second pick in four selections, the Giants made their second defensive addition in the 2018 NFL Draft, welcoming in former Wolfpack defensive tackle B.J. Hill with the 69th overall pick. The selection was acquired via a trade that sent veteran Jason Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Hill played four years with the Wolfpack, alongside first-round selection Bradley Chubb, who went to the Denver Broncos with the fifth overall selection. In four years with the Wolfpack, he accumulated 183 total tackles (23.5 for a loss), nine pass deflections, and eight sacks. He becomes the first North Carolina State alum selected by the Giants since 2012, when they took fellow defensive tackle Markus Kuhn in the seventh round. Measuring at 6-foot-3 and weighing 311 lbs, Hill put up 35 bench press reps at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, tied for third amongst defensive linemen.
Michael Clark of CBS Sports describes Hill as “able to play the run and the pass efficiently,” and that he “has a spin move that would make defensive ends jealous.”
Barring any trades, the Giants will next select tomorrow afternoon, as they have the eighth selection in the fourth round, 108th overall. Stay tuned to elitesportsny.com for all the latest updates.