Giants pass-rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux predicted to have breakout season

Kayvon Thibodeaux will look to be a force for the Giants in 2023
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This is what we're here for. While there have been some fantastic additions for the NY Giants defense this offseason, fans are hyped up to see what pass-rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux can do in his second season with the squad.

Thibodeaux's career got off to a bit of a slow start last fall, but he's been working overtime to put himself in the best position possible to ball out in 2023. The Athletic certainly thinks a big-time year could be on the way for the former No. 5 overall pick, as he was mentioned as a breakout candidate for the G-Men this year.

Hey, fans would love to see Thibodeaux be electric for Wink Martdinale's defense. How about potentially reaching double-digit sacks?

Kayvon Thibodeaux posted four sacks in his rookie year for the Giants

"Thibodeaux’s rookie season featured flashes of the talent that compelled the Giants to use the fifth pick in the 2022 draft on the outside linebacker. The hope is that Thibodeaux can build off his potential to become a game-wrecking presence off the edge. His advanced metrics as a pass rusher ranked much higher than his four sacks last season, so there’s reason to believe Thibodeaux will make a greater impact in Year 2 when he converts pressures into game-changing plays."

The Athletic's Dan Duggan

Thibodeaux posted 49 total tackles and four sacks in his debut campaign with the G-Men. Yes, NY supporters were hoping to see more sacks from Thibodeaux in 2022, but he really caught fire during the second half of the campaign.

He was a nightmare to deal with late in the year. Just ask the Washington Commanders about that, as their offensive linemen had all kinds of trouble trying to slow down the then rookie. Looking ahead to the '23 campaign, we should see Thibodeaux, along with Evan Neal, take an impressive jump.

If Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari can both manage to stay healthy, it'll be key for Martindale and head man Brian Daboll. Don't be surprised to see Thibodeaux become a star in the coming months, folks.

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