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Make the Case: DL Bradley Chubb vs. OL Quenton Nelson

Posted Mar 29, 2018


NFL Draft Experts debate if N.C. State Edge Rusher Bradley Chubb or Notre Dame Guard Quenton Nelson would be a better fit for the Giants.

“Make the Case” is now in session on Giants.com.

In this series, we look at projections provided by two draft experts and then ask you, the fans, to weigh in on which player you would like the Giants to select second overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Today, we look at two players who dominated opposite sides of the trenches in college football last season: N.C. State edge rusher Bradley Chubb vs. Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson.

Be sure to vote and Make YOUR Case in the comments below!

Bradley Chubb, EDGE, N.C. State

Matt Miller of Bleacher Report changed his pick from Nelson to Chubb in his most recent mock draft after the Giants traded defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to the Buccaneers. Chubb picked up first-team All-American and All-ACC honors in his senior season, in addition to winning the 2017 Hendricks (best defensive end) and Bronko Nagurski (best defender) awards.

Miller: “The draft's first surprise has the New York Giants passing on quarterbacks, all-world running back Saquon Barkley and elite offensive guard Quenton Nelson to land the class's best pass-rusher. Chubb is an ideal weak-side linebacker fit in the Giants' new 3-4 scheme. Pairing him with Olivier Vernon would give new head coach Pat Shurmur a stud defensive duo. That might also help give quarterback Eli Manning a little bigger window to win a third ring before retiring.”

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Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame

NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks, a former NFL player and scout, liked the 6-foot-5, 329-pound Notre Dame offensive lineman for the Giants. Nelson, who hails from New Jersey and grew up a Giants fan, played next to tackle Mike McGlinchey, another potential first-rounder, to make one of the most formidable left sides in college football.

Brooks: “New GM Dave Gettleman is all about the "hog mollies" (big guys), so he could bypass a quarterback of the future and a dynamic runner to add a Pro Bowl-caliber interior blocker to the roster.”