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Make the Case: DT Malik McDowell vs. OT Garett Bolles

Posted Mar 10, 2017


NFL Draft Experts debate if Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell or Utah offensive tackle Garett Bolleswould be a better fit for the Giants.

With our “Make the Case” series on Giants.com, 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 with the 23rd pick in the first round.

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In this debate, we look at Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell vs. Utah offensive tackle Garett Bolles:

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

Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State

Will Brinson of CBS Sports projected McDowell, who earned second-team All-America and first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2016. The 6-foot-6, 295-pounder collected 90 tackles, including 24.5 for losses and 7.5 sacks, in 36 career games with the Spartans.

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Garett Bolles, OT, Utah

Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com liked Bolles, who earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2016 after starting 13 games at left tackle. At 6-foot-5 and 297 pounds, Bolles led all offensive linemen at the combine in the broad jump (115 inched) and three-cone drill (7.9 sec.) while finishing second in the 40-yard dash (4.95 sec.)