B.J. Hill
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New York Giants second-year defensive lineman B.J. Hill believes this team can accomplish big things in the near future.

The New York Giants gave up a good amount of talent to get to the position they’re in now. Just this offseason alone, they traded away receiver Odell Beckham Jr., traded away linebacker Olivier Vernon, and decided to not franchise tag safety Landon Collins.

Despite the parting ways of talent, this team believes they can still do great things. One of the individuals who’s looking up is second-year defensive lineman B.J. Hill, who’s gearing up to be one of the starters in James Bettcher’s lineup.

“To me I don’t think you got to have a lot of big names to win championships,” Hill said, per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “I believe we have a great group of guys willing to leave it all out there each and every night with great effort and doing what the coaches give us, just a great plan. To me, if they ain’t in our building, I really don’t care. So whatever they think, it’s out the window. I care what my guys think and how we’re playing.”

Hill will most likely be lining up alongside Dalvin Tomlinson and rookie Dexter Lawrence in Bettcher’s 3-4 set.

Last year, Hill proved to be one of the more productive assets on the defensive line. In 16 games (12 starts), Hill racked up 48 total tackles with six tackles for loss, eight quarterback hits, and 5.5 sacks. His sack total was second on the team. Only Vernon had more with seven.

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