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Third Round: Jay Bromley – DT – Syracuse
Bromley may have been a very surprising selection here considering the Giants overhaul of their defense in free agency. But the upside is something the Giants believe they couldn’t pass up. Watching film, Bromley was a promising force as a pass rusher, actively using his hands and quick enough off the ball to adjust to opposing blockers’ moves.
Such talent is going to face a difficult battle with the likes of Cullen Jenkins, Mike Patterson, last year’s second round pick Jonathan Hankins, and Markus Kuhn. Bromley, however, may prove useful if he shows consistency and truly learns every technique on the line as he mentioned in interviews with the media during the first set of team activities. Not being a one-trick pony will be his ticket to playing time. His roster spot is most likely behind Jenkins, Hankins and Patterson at least.
Despite his “shock and awe” response to being drafted on day two, Bromley remains the Giants only unsigned draft pick.