Dalvin Tomlinson
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New York Giants defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson praises his counterparts B.J. Hill and rookie Dexter Lawrence.

One of the groups that has to step up this year for the New York Giants defense is their defensive line. It’s a young group, with Dalvin Tomlinson, B.J. Hill, and Dexter Lawrence entering their third, second, and first years in the NFL, respectively. It’s a talented group, however, that’ll come into 2019 with a ton of potential.

This week, the most experienced one of the potential starting group had some high praise for the other two. Tomlinson went in-depth to portray what he sees exactly in both Hill and Lawrence.

“You can just tell B.J. is more comfortable this year just running different games and just playing beside him in the run game,” Tomlinson said Monday, per John Fennelly of Giants Wire. “He’s more patient with things, like playing run blocks and things like that. B.J. is playing pretty well this year, too.”

The Giants selected Lawrence with the No. 17 pick in this year’s draft out of Clemson. Despite his big frame (6-foot-4, 342 pounds), Lawrence provides athleticism and could definitely be someone who can get to the quarterback for Big Blue. This an aspect that Tomlinson has actually become impressed with.

“It’s super unique, just to be that big and that athletic is amazing to see when you’re playing right beside him,” Tomlinson said. “I’ve never seen anybody near as big move that well.”

The Giants continue training camp this week, with their first preseason game coming on Thursday against the New York Jets.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.