When the Giants' 6th all-time leader in sacks is asked what the team needs, can there be any surprises when he says pass rushers?
Justin Tuck believes the 2018 iteration of the Giants could use a few more players who do what he did, but he has hope that third-round draft pick Lorenzo Carter can be what the team needs.
"They need more pass rushers," Tuck said, via Matt Lombardo of NJ.com. "When I was playing, we had a big assortment of guys that could fit that mold,. But, I really like Lorenzo Carter, their third-round pick. He's a guy that kind of fits the mold that can get after the passer. I know that was a weakness for their defense last year, but I know this new staff is trying to address that. We can always use more pass rushers."
Carter attended Georgia for four seasons, where he totaled 166 tackles (21.5 for loss) and 14 sacks. His senior season was his best year in college, with 62 combined tackles (8.5 for loss), 4.5 sacks, and three fumble recoveries.
His selection added depth to a Giants linebacking corps that had already added Alec Ogletree and Kareem Martin this offseason.
The Giants traded away a pass rusher earlier this offseason, as Jason Pierre-Paul was sent to the Buccaneers. Tuck isn't that surprised that his former teammate was moved on.
"If there's one thing I know about this game, is it's a business first and foremost," Tuck said. "JPP had a huge contract. I think it was good for both teams. I know he's invigorated to be back in Florida, closer to his family and his son. So, I wasn't surprised that he was traded, no."