Giants GM reveals scouting tips

New York Giants GM Jerry Reese talks to the media at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on...

New York Giants GM Jerry Reese talks to the media at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on February 25, 2012. (PHOTO: John Kryk, QMI Agency)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

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INDIANAPOLIS -- The New York Giants won Super Bowl XLVI as much because of their superb defensive front as anything Eli Manning and the offence did.

A seven-man rotation of Jason Pierre-Paul, Chris Canty, Justin Tuck, Mathias Kiwanuka, Osi Umenyiora, Linval Joseph and Dave Tollefson wreaked havoc on opposing quarterbacks throughout the Giants' super playoff run. And few of them were highly regarded prospects coming out of college.

So what the hell are the Giants seeing that other teams' scouts are missing?

GM Jerry Reese addressed that Saturday morning at the NFL Scouting Combine.

"Well, I think everybody has the same characteristics that they want in pass rushers," Reese said. "You want guys who are big and long and fast and powerful. You want everything, as a personnel guy. But if the guy is big and he has long arms, that helps with pass rushers. And speed off the edge, and power up the middle.

"We like pass rushers and we look for them ... We like guys who are versatile players, who can play all over the front because we mix our fronts up a lot. So we do look for that. We look for guys that can play over the nose, a 3-technique (lining up between the offensive guard and tackle), a 5-technique (lining up opposite the offensive tackle) or out on the edge."

Well that sounds easy enough. Ahem.

 


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