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Giants Add DT Dexter Lawrence and CB Deandre Baker on First Night of NFL Draft

After adding a quarterback in Daniel Jones with their first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Giants added what they hope will be two pieces on defense, drafting Dexter Lawrence and Deandre Baker with picks 17 and 30.

Lawrence is a defensive tackle from Clemson at 6-foot-5, 342 pounds. He is a huge interior defensive lineman with excellent length and good quickness for his size.

He rarely gives ground one-on-one and is capable of anchoring against double-teams. He’s a developing pass-rusher who flashes the ability to collapse the pocket but lacks a counter move.

The team traded up to 30 to get Deandre Baker, a cornerback from Georgia who is a naturally instinctive corner who does a good job reading receivers and has an excellent feel for route combinations.

He has quick feet, fluid hips and good body control. He has above-average length and ball skills. He’s tough and wraps up in run support.


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