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Giants draft Miami DT RJ McIntosh in Round 5


The Giants have selected Miami DT RJ McIntosh at 139th overall:

With the second pick in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Miami defensive tackle R.J. McIntosh. Here are five things to know about the new Giants:

  1. A two-year starter at Miami, McIntosh racked up 103 tackles, 23.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble and nine passes defensed in 31 games (26 starts). He picked up second-team All-ACC honors in 2017.
  1. scouting report: Talented and a plus athlete. Plays with low pads and good knee bend. Uses effective arm-over to beat initial blocks and make tackles in the backfield. Quick get-off and ability to get skinny could make him an intriguing one-gapper. Able to recover against move blocks and play over the top into the play-side. Plays with plus flexibility and moves like a defensive end in space. Productive tackler from an interior position. Pursuit quickness gets him involved on more plays. Shows blockers a moving target as rusher. Has foot quickness to be an edge rusher. Quick to stop rush and play the throw. Had seven batted passes in 2017/ Blocked two kicks this year on special teams
  1. Pro Day measurements:

Height: 6'5"
Weight: 286 lbs.
Arms: 33 7/8"
9 3/8"

40-yard dash: 5.03 sec.
Vertical: 27 ½"
Broad jump: 8'4"

  1. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., McIntosh was a three-star recruit at defensive end out of Cardinal Gibbons, earning All-County honors in football and basketball. He also took snaps at quarterback in short-yardage situations.
  1. McIntosh bulked up when he arrived in Coral Gables as a true freshmen to move to defensive tackle. He played as a reserve in 2015 before taking over as a starter in 2016. In his final season, Miami started 10-0 en route to an ACC Costal Division championship.
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