4 NY Giants who impressed in the preseason win over Carolina

The NY offense looked fantastic in Friday's contest vs. the Panthers
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1. LB Bobby Okereke

The Giants have been without a starting-level linebacker on their defense for years now. However, in just his second offseason with the team, it seems like Joe Schoen has already solved this problem. In his first preseason game, Bobby Okereke looked strong, living up to expectations.

In 21 snaps, Okereke racked up seven tackles and looked incredibly fast when getting to the ball. This has been lacking on the Giants' defense for a very long time and if this holds up like we know it will in the regular season, New York could have a genuinely elite defensive core heading into 2023.

With Okereke looking set to work with Micah McFadden, plus the up and coming Darrian Beavers, we are likely going to see a rejuvenated defense. The offense already looks fun to watch, but now, adding an elite linebacker to a core that features names like Dexter Lawrence, Leonard Williams, Xavier McKinney, Adoree' Jackson, and more could make for one of the best to watch in the NFL.

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