With Jason Pierre-Paul now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, the New York Giants were in need of an edge rusher and they got one in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
With the 66th pick, the New York Giants selected outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter out of the University of Georgia.
Carter is the first defensive player Dave Gettleman selected in the draft this year.
In his final season at Georgia, he helped the Bulldogs to the National Championship game when he registered 62 tackles and recorded four and a half sacks.
His best game came in the National semifinal game against the Oklahoma Sooners where he had 10 tackles and half a sack in the Bulldogs’ 54-48 win in double overtime.
Shortly after being drafted, Carter spoke on a conference call on what it meant to him being drafted by the Giants.
“I’m honored, first of all. It’s a blessing, I’m ready to get in with my family. It was a long couple of nights, but I’m honored. Thankful, very thankful to be in New York. I’m excited”.
Expect Carter to compete for the starting outside linebacker positions opposite Olivier Vernon.