The New York Giants are among the multiple teams meeting with Florida State defensive end and 2019 NFL Draft prospect Brian Burns.
One of the areas the New York Giants should look to improve this offseason is the defensive line. The only problem is the fact that they have the No. 6 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Yes, it’s a top-10 pick, but arguably the top two defensive line prospects in Alabama’s Quinnen Williams and Ohio State’s Nick Bosa may be selected in the top-five.
However, the Giants may still have the chance to select Kentucky DE Josh Allen or Florida State DE Brian Burns. The Giants are reportedly among the few pro teams meeting with Burns.
Burns spoke to Chris Simms on his “Unbuttoned” show on Wednesday and mentioned the Colts, Buccaneers, Lions and Giants as teams that are interested in hosting him for visits. He mentioned how the Colts seem like the organization most intrigued by his skill set.
“The Colts have shown the most interest so far,” Burns said. “I’ve had a dinner with them, met with them at the combine. Got on the board a little bit.”
Burns played for the Seminoles for three seasons, from 2016-2018. In those three years, the Fort Lauderdale native racked up 24 sacks and 39.5 tackles for loss. His efforts this past year earned him First-Team All-ACC honors.
Burns is expected to go mid-first round, possibly outside of the top 10. If he were to slip a few picks, the Giants could select him with their pick at No. 17 overall. Burns is a talented edge rusher who would be able to complement B.J. Hill and Dalvin Tomlinson.
With those defensive linemen, along with linebackers Lorenzo Carter and Alec Ogletree, the New York Giants could put together an effective and productive pass-rush in 2019.