Rookie DT Jay Bromley grew up a Giants fan

Posted May 20, 2014

Giants Third round draft pick Jay Bromley grew up in Queens as a Giants fan

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Defensive tackle Jay Bromley, the third-round choice from Syracuse, was a Giants fan growing up in Queens. Now he wears the team’s No. 99 jersey.

“It’s kind of surreal, the idea of having an opportunity,” he said. “But every day I come out here and practice and it becomes more and more real. The guys in front of me, I want to learn from them and get better. I just want to add to what the D-line is in New York City as far as the New York Giants and that’s a lot of pressure.”

Pressure is what Bromley hopes to put on Tony Romo, Robert Griffin III and the other NFL quarterbacks he will face.

“I want to get to the quarterback, first and foremost,” he said. “But I know in order to do that, you have to stop the run, which I know I’m more than capable of doing. I have great guys around me to teach me that like (Cullen) Jenkins and Mike Patterson. Those guys have helped me out a lot by watching them, just like JPP (Jason Pierre-Paul and (Mathias) Kiwanuka, just run and get the quarterback and get to third down.”