Oshane Ximines should be an early contributor in the Giants

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Oshane Ximines should be an early contributor in the Giants

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’ subpackages"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015 Riley Dixon Color Rush Jersey , Week 17New York Giants News2019 NFL DraftWhat does Oshane Ximines bring to the Giants’ defense?New,33commentsOshane Ximines should be an early contributor in the Giants’ subpackagesEDTShareTweetShareShareWhat does Oshane Ximines bring to the Giants’ defense?Ray Carlin-USA TODAY SportsThe New York Giants desperately needed help at the defensive EDGE position, and that was before they traded away Olivier Vernon. Early in the 2018 season, while Vernon was still recovering from a freak ankle injury suffered in practice during the preseason, the Giants fielded one of the very worst pass rushes in the NFL. With Vernon now gone for good, the Giants are hoping for Lorenzo Carter to develop and unleash his formidable athletic ability and that Markus Golden will be able to fully recover from his torn ACL and show that his 2016 production wasn’t a fluke. But even if both of those work out in the Giants’ favor, they still need more pass rushers and more depth aat the defensive EDGE position. The Giants passed up elite EDGE prospects at the top of the draft, but after a four-hour wait on Day 2 they selected Oshane Ximines out of Old Dominion. Let’s take a closer look at the Queens native and see what the first player ever drafted out of ODU can bring to the Giants’ defense.MeasurablesProsShows very good hand usage. Consistently uses his hands to keep blockers from locking in. Has a variety of pass rush moves. Good pop for a modestly sized EDGE.Experience rushing from a two or three-point stance. Rushed from the interior or as stand-up interior blitzer on nickel downs. Sets a firm edge in the run game. High motor player who gives maximum effort on every play. Multiple time team captain and reportedly a high-character young man.ConsFirst step isn’t sudden and shows some wasted motion. Shows some lower-body stiffness that limits him as a speed rusher. Has a strong tendency to lose track of the football on play-action and option plays. Doesn’t have great length, and his size limits him in certain situations.Frame appears close to maxed out. Numbers of note(Per Sports Info Solutions Rookie Handbook)Ximines started 48 of 49 games for Old Dominion. The lone game he didn’t start was Senior Day in 2016. Ximines’ broken tackle rate dropped from 10.4 percent in 2016 to 4.8 percent by 2018, while his tackle share and pressure share rose each year.Rushed on 91.9 percent of his snaps, and played 78.6 percent of his snaps in a 3-point stance. Had a pressure rate of 14.4 percent in 2018, with 11.5 sacks, 18 QB hits, 8 knockdowns, 31 hurries, and 46 pressures. Prospect VideoWhat They’re Saying - Joe Marino (The Draft Network - Scouting Report) Does He Fit The Giants?Ximines (or X-Man, as Pat Shurmur called him), should be a solid fit as a rotational piece in James Bettcher’s multiple defense. He has the versatility to rush as a defensive end or as a linebacker, from both inside and outside alignments Mario Edwards Jr Color Rush Jersey , depending on down, distance, and subpackage. Ximines is an average athlete, but compensates for it with good, active hands and a variety of pass rush moves to keep blockers from being able to lock in on his chest plate and gain leverage. His first step could probably be best described as “okay” at the moment — it isn’t bad, but it also isn’t a strength. He shows some wasted motion off the snap, particularly out of a three-point stance. He will be a more effective rusher at the NFL level if he is able to generate more explosive power and push off without losing energy along the way.As a 6-foot-3, 253-pound EDGE rusher, Ximines would typically expected to be a speed rusher, but between his first step and some lower body (hips and ankle) stiffness, he is forced to be more of a power rusher. Ximines has built his game around that, favoring both a straight bull-rush and a long-arm move to take advantage of his upper body strength and natural leverage. He does have an effective arm-over move as a speed counter for when tackles are expecting his power moves. All told, Ximines is a high-floor player who should be a good locker room presence and slot in fairly early as a rotational piece and a regular feature in third down packages. His athletic limitations might keep him from being a high-ceiling player, but even a steady contributor is still useful. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Nate Solder knows the Giants haven’t played up to expectations this year, and it’s on him to be part of the solution.The left tackle signed a four-year, $62 million contract in March with $35 million guaranteed, making him the league’s highest-paid offensive lineman. His assignment was to anchor the left side of New York’s beleaguered offensive line and protect Eli Manning’s blind side.But the line has struggled so far for the Giants (1-5), and the 37-year-old Manning has been criticized for his performance. Solder said the entire offense shares the blame for the quarterback’s struggles.“I think a lot of that is almost expected Nate Solder Color Rush Jersey ,” Solder said Saturday of the criticism. “I think we’ve done some good things and some bad ones. I think the expectations of me were extremely high. But I think the higher expectations work for everyone. I think we still have a chance to do some good things here. It’s not my position to say anything about my teammates. I think we all get frustrated. We just have to move on and go forward.”Manning has completed 68.7 percent of his throws, but the lack of protection has made it difficult for the Giants to push the ball downfield. He’s averaging only 7.23 yards per completion, with six touchdown passes and four interceptions.Solder had been listed as questionable for Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Falcons (2-4) with a neck injury, but he said he never looks at the injury report and will play.“We just have to start stringing a few together,” Solder said. “We have to take it one day at a time, one game at a time. I think every game is important, but we know we’re in a tough spot. We just have to keep working and keep improving.”There could be problems elsewhere on the offensive line. Right guard Patrick Omameh is questionable with a knee injury.Coach Pat Shurmur said if Omameh can’t play, he will shift some people around, perhaps moving recent free-agent acquisition Spencer Pulley into the starting lineup at either guard or center and moving center John Greco to guard.Wide receiver Russell Shepard (neck) is also listed as questionable, and with fellow receiver Jawill Davis already ruled out with a concussion, the Giants will have to make a roster move to activate a third receiver. Bennie Fowler, brought in as a free agent last week, has been moved to the 53-man active roster and may see time with both the offense and special teams.Outside linebacker Olivier Vernon, who missed the first four games with a high ankle sprain, believes he’s ready for an increased role after he played limited snaps against the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday.“I feel good,” Vernon said. “I’m just trying to do what I know I can do. I just have to stay solid. I’m going to try to contain and be disruptive to a very good team. I just have to keep after it. If I can get a few pressures, then everything else will fall into place.”Said Shurmur: “I think Olivier played some really good snaps last week and we’re ready to build on that.”

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