New York Giants seventh-round pick offensive lineman George Asafo-Adjei has made great improvement this spring.
One of the issues to address this offseason for the New York Giants was the offensive line. The front-five of the offense was tied for 22nd in the NFL last season in sacks allowed with 47. It was the highest number of single-season sacks that longtime Giants quarterback Eli Manning has ever had to endure.
However, the Giants didn’t draft an offensive lineman until the seventh round of the NFL Draft. With the No. 232 overall pick, they chose George Asafo-Adjei out of the University of Kentucky.
Despite working from the ground-up when it comes to the depth chart, Asafo-Adjei made great progress this spring.
“He picked up the offense much quicker than I thought he was going to,” offensive line coach Hal Hunter said last month, per Matt Lombardo of NJ.com. “When you compare our offense to their offense, we have a lot more volume to it with a lot of the things that we were doing.”
Hunter went on to discuss Asafo-Adjei’s physical gifts that could help him succeed at the next level.
“You watch him on tape and see that he has a lot of athleticism and power,” Hunter said. “He has a lot of toughness and played in the best football conference in the country.”
Asafo-Adjei will be working in at tackle for the Giants in hopes of making final roster cuts before the regular season. He’ll work with guys such as Nate Solder, Chad Wheeler and free agent acquisition Mike Remmers.
The rookie is making progress and will continue to do so through training camp in July and August. However, Asafo-Adjei is still a first-year player. He has a ton of work to do to get to where the Giants want him to be.
“We have some technical work to do,” Hunter said. “He is a rookie and you have to tell him to do something once and he goes on and does it right the next time. We need to continue to work with him technically to get him up to speed but you have to like everything about him.”