The Chris and Joe Show – Previewing the Giants’ EDGE position

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Will the Giants be able to get pressure off the edge in 2021?

The New York Giants were lead by their defense in 2020, confusing quarterbacks and putting them on the ground at a solid rate. The Giants finished with 40 sacks on the season, tied with the Indianapolis Colts for 12th in the NFL. But despite the Giants’ defensive success, the team struggled to consistently rush the passer. Likewise, while the Giants’ interior run defense was excellent, they were inconsistent in defending the edges on rushing plays.

The Giants are attempting to solve the problem by investing in their EDGE positions. The team drafted Azeez Ojulari and Elerson Smith in the second and fourth rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft, and brought in veterans Ryan Anderson and Ifaedi Odeningbo as well. Will those additions, as well as the return of Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximines from injury breathe new life into the Giants’ EDGE position?

In this podcast

Who will be the Giants “starting” EDGE defenders?
How big a role will the rotational players play?
Do the back ups have a chance to make the roster in 2021?
What story lines are we watching?

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