NFL Draft 2022: New York Giants’ top Day 2 targets
By David Solow
Boye Mafe – Minnesota, Edge
Why would he be a good value for the New York Giants at #37?
Mafe is a freak athlete with ideal size for an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. The Minnesota prospect is a bit raw, but he has all of the tools to be elite. He has been
His 4.53 40 yard dash at 261 pounds is ridiculously fast. Not only does Mafe have elite athleticism, but he has an elite motor too. His hustle plays really stick out on tape and he is often seen making plays way down field in pursuit.
How would be fit with the New York Giants?
You can never have enough pass rushers. Mafe doesn’t project to start right away in the NFL, but he can make an immediate impact as a pass rush specialist. Mafe could come screaming off the edge in Wink Martindale’s scheme for the New York Giants.
NFL Combine Stats: Stock Up or Stock Down?
HEIGHT: 6′ 4″
WEIGHT: 261 lbs
ARMS: 32 5/8″
HANDS: 9 7/8″
40 Yard Dash: 4.53
Vertical Jump: 38
Broad Jump: 125
Stock way up- After impressing at the Senior Bowl, Mafe turned in a dominant performance at the combine. He helped his stock the most by running an absurd 4.53 40 time, but he was a top performer in every combine event he participated in.
New York Giants Player Comparison: Jason Pierre Paul
Mafe’s freakish athleticism and raw potential would remind many Giants fans of a young Jason Pierre Paul. Like JPP, Mafe would start to make a much bigger impact in his second season with some experience and NFL coaching.