New York Giants: 5 NFL Draft targets to replace Lorenzo Carter
By John Makuch
While Nik Bonitto is classified as an edge rusher, he can be flexed to an outside linebacker role as a rusher.
This is exactly where he was most effective for the Oklahoma Sooners where he led the team in tackles for a loss with 15 and had seven sacks in 12 starts. He was also tied for most in the BIg 12 in terms of quarterback pressures with 48.
The New York Giants need a player that can get to the quarterback, and Bonitto is exactly that.
As a versatile player, he can be a puzzle piece that the Giants can throw anywhere in the front of the defense.
Bonitto can also be snagged up in the middle rounds as he could still be on the board in the third and fourth rounds.
While a bit undersized, Bonitto is a strong and quick edge rusher and will be able to produce for any team that is able to use his skill set well off the ball.
The Giants have plenty of options and are more likely to spend a later selection on a linebacker, so Bonitto is one of many potential value picks.