The team traded defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to the Buccaneers in exchange for a third-round pick (No. 69 overall). The teams also swapped fourth-round picks. The Giants moved down six spots from No. 102 overall to No. 108.
The move is a possible signal the Giants are thinking of taking North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb with the No. 2 overall pick. Chubb is viewed as the best pass rusher in this draft and would be a better fit than Pierre-Paul in the 3-4 the Giants are moving to under new defensive coordinator James Bettcher.
Today is a bittersweet day, Pierre-Paul said in an Instagram post. I have been blessed to be part of a world class organization and fans for the last 8 years. As I look back at my career with the NY Giants, I am filled with gratitude and appreciation for each and every moment I had with NYG. As of now I’m starting a new chapter in my life as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, I will always value the time I had here in NY CITY. Thank you for the great 8 years! 90PC
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Bettcher got his hands on Jones in 2016 in Arizona and helped turn him into a star, as Jones evolved from a very good player into a great one, leading the NFL in sacks in 2017 with 17. Jones was a defensive end for the Patriots who transitioned and thrived as an outside linebacker in Bettcher’s system. Vernon will be given the same assignment, and the Giants are hoping for similar results.
Look at Chandler Jones and how good he is, said Rob Leonard, the assistant linebacker coach, a holdover Demaryius Thomas Womens Jersey from the Tom Coughlin and Ben McAdoo staffs. We’ve watched so much Cardinals film and how great he is at the techniques, that’s what you’re hoping to get at. O.V. has the talent to be just as good.
Bettcher is installing a 3-4 defensive front but cautioned he will not know for sure what he has on defense until he gets his players on the field in training camp. The key, he insisted, is about playing relentless, not applying miracle-worker status to himself or his system.
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