NEW YORK GIANTS
With the 10th pick in the 3rd round (74th overall) of the 2014 draft the New York Giants select....
DT Jay Bromley, Syracuse
Weight: 306 lbs
Arm Length: 33 1/2"
Hand Size: 9 1/4"
Has overcome many obstacles in life. Was not raised by his biological parents, and his grandmother, who took care of him for the first 13 years of his life, died the summer before he started high school. The New York prep earned four letters in football and a scholarship from Syracuse. Appeared in 12 games as a true freshman in 2010 and had eight tackles. Played in 12 games in 2011, including 10 starts at defensive tackle, and had 32 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Started 11 of Syracuse's 13 games at nose tackle in 2012 (the team started a fifth defensive back in the other two games), tallying 39 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks with one batted pass. Blocked a West Virginia field goal attempt in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Broke out in 2013, starting 13 times and recording 42 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks with three forced fumbles. Led the team in tackles for loss and sacks. Team captain.
Good combination of size and movement skills. Flashes quick get-off and the ability to hold his ground against the run. Can work half a man, get skinny enough to penetrate the gap and closes with some steam when he has a direct bead on the QB. Is active and gives effort in pursuit. Strong tackler when he's able to wrap up ball carriers. Coachable, hardworking.
Small hands. Pad level fluctuates. Average eyes and diagnostic ability. Does not play with pop or power in his hands to shock or discard blockers. Moved by double teams. Bland pass rusher (inflated sack numbers). Has tweener traits. Tepid intensity level -- could use more glass in his diet.
Well-built, inconsistent interior defender with enough strength, athleticism and pass-rush ability to contribute in a rotational role. Best fits as a 4-3 defensive tackle, but could appeal to teams running a hybrid scheme given his potential to be used as a five-technique.