The New York Giants potentially wrapped up an eventful weekend in Dallas by taking their second defensive tackle of the weekend, R.J. McIntosh.
In his short tenure as New York Giants general manager, Dave Gettleman has expounded on the importance of “hog mollies,” his term of endearment for offensive linemen.
Apparently, he’s taken a liking to the hog mollies on the other side of the ball as well.
With their fifth selection of the 2018 NFL Draft, the 139th overall pick—which is currently slated to be their last pick of the weekend—the Giants selected defensive tackle R.J. McIntosh of Miami (FL).
Measuring at 6-foot-5 and 286 pounds, McIntosh becomes the second defensive tackle chosen by the Giants in this draft, having taken North Carolina State’s BJ Hill two rounds earlier.
Opting to skip his senior season with the Hurricanes, McIntosh made a name for himself over his final two seasons, picking up 99 tackles (22 for a loss), 5.5 sacks and nine pass deflections. His 2017 efforts (52 tackles) were recognized with second-team All-ACC honors.
McIntosh is the oldest son in a family of athletes, as middle brother Deon is currently a receiver at Notre Dame, and youngest brother Kenny is one of the top running backs in the 2019 high school class. He is expected to follow in RJ’s footsteps in Miami.
Though listed as a defensive tackle, it’s entirely possible that McIntosh can shift to end in defensive coordinator James Bettcher’s 3-4 set.
Barring a trade, this will be the Giants’ final pick of the 2018 Draft. They sent over their seventh rounder to the Pittsburgh Steelers last season in exchange for cornerback Ross Cockrell, and their sixth rounder was traded to the Los Angeles Rams for Alec Ogletree.
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