But more was needed.
Enter Ohio State's mammoth DT Jonathan Hankins, 6'3", 320lb youngster who the Giants hope will be the run stopper they have been desperately seeking. They took him with the 49th overall pick last night at the NFL Draft.
Giants' Director of College Scouting on Hankins:
Johnathan is a big, wide-bodied space-eater on his side. He is young. He is 21 years old. He has a lot of upside. He is not a glamorous type of guy inside but he does the dirty work that you need in there to occupy people – hold the point. He is a powerful upper body – snatch blocker for a 320-pound guy. Plus he plays the whole game, which you rarely see. You see most of these defensive tackles – defensive linemen – rotate in and out every series. This guy plays the whole game and plays with energy. He has got enthusiasm for the game. He is only going to get better.