Giants third-round draft pick DT B.J. Hill got his first taste of NFL football this offseason and has impressed his new coaches on their first up-close impression of the former N.C. State standout.
At minicamp and OTAs, Hill was just focused on proving himself-- and will stay focused when he returns for training camp in a month.
"I'm just trying to prove myself to the vets and the coaches that - if I'm starting or not - I can play in this league and get quality minutes," Hill said, via Greg Joyce of NY Post.
Hill played four seasons at NC State where he totaled 183 tackles (23.5 for loss), eight sacks, nine passes defended, and two forced fumbles. With those diverse numbers as evidence, Hill believes he can 'do it all' on the field.
"Stopping the run, getting to the quarterback, I feel like I can do it all," Hill said. "Just out here practicing, you can see me moving around a lot. They got me playing D-end for a reason. They see I can move around and take on double teams."
The Giants took a defensive tackle in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft in Alabama's Dalvin Tomlinson. With Damon "Snacks" Harrison next to Tomlinson, Hill will have tough competition to see starting time next season.