When it comes to having a solid defense, it’s all about having players that bring sheer speed, aggression, and big stops when needed most against opposing offenses. This is what the NY Giants are getting when they made it official with the No. 146 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Once the Giants selected linebacker Micah McFadden out of Indiana, it was the start of unleashing a beast of a linebacker as early as this upcoming season. McFadden can do it all and not only will be a natural workhorse on defense but will easily become a household name faster than a New York minute.
At 6-1 and 240 lbs of pure power, McFadden is all about making big plays every time his number is called to be as disruptive as possible against the opposition. He’s made a name for himself for being tough as nails and will undoubtedly make an impact with the Giants every single time he steps foot on the gridiron.
NY Giants got a hidden gem in linebacker Micah McFadden
McFadden will easily find himself on special teams and used in sub defensive packages to put him in a position to contribute early and often in 2022. In four seasons at Indiana, McFadden totaled 216 tackles, 14 sacks, four interceptions, and four passes defended.
Make no mistake about it, the Giants got it right by drafting McFadden as he should fit in well with the rest of their linebacker corps. He also brings a plethora of leadership to the locker room as he spent two seasons as a team captain on the Hoosiers.
Over the next few years, the Giants should be able to mold McFadden towards honing his skills as a linebacker and once he gets used to life in the pros, should be a key difference-maker on defense. He certainly has all the attributes to thrive in the NFL as it’s going to be a great sight to see him wreaking havoc on game day wearing a Giants uniform.