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Giants draft North Carolina OL Joshua Ezeudu in Round 3

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With the 67th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected North Carolina offensive lineman Joshua Ezeudu.

Here is everything you need to know about the new member of Big Blue:

OVERVIEW

Height: 6-4

Weight: 308 lbs.

Career GP - 36, GS - 28

2021: Honorable Mention All-ACC

2020: 3rd-Team All-ACC

Made starts at LT, RT & LG in his career

NFL.COM SCOUTING REPORT

  • Big, broad frame with plus athleticism.
  • Projects as guard but can play tackle in a pinch.
  • Rapid-fire foot chop into and through the block.
  • Size creates momentum to displace down block.
  • Keeps eyes on second-level target during combo blocks.
  • Breezy skip pulls with athleticism to connect in space.
  • Feints a punch to draw defender's hands early.
  • Pass protection should benefit from background as a tackle.
  • Well-prepared to identify and eliminate twists.
  • Loose hips bolster recovery when beaten by rush.

View photos from third round pick and former North Carolina offensive lineman Joshua Ezeude.

2021 – Junior Season

Appeared in 12 games and started 11 games on the offensive line • All-ACC Honorable Mention • Preseason All-ACC • Outland Trophy Watch List • Blocked for an offense that averaged 35.2 points per game (19th NCAA/3rd ACC), 468.2 total yards per game (10th NCAA/4th ACC), including 255.7 passing yards per game (42nd NCAA/6th ACC) and 212.5 rushing yards per game (18th NCAA/2nd ACC) • Played 737 snaps, including a season-high 84 against Wake Forest • Graded out at 95 percent against Wofford • Recorded an 84 percent grade against South Carolina and 80 percent at Notre Dame.

2020 – Sophomore Season

Started all 10 games he appeared in on the offensive line • Missed the first two games of the season against Syracuse and Boston College • AP All-ACC Second Team • All-ACC Third Team • ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week (12/14) • Blocked for an offense that averaged 41.7 points per game (9th NCAA/2nd ACC), a school record 537.3 total yards per game (5th NCAA/1st ACC), including 301.4 passing yards per game (18th NCAA/2nd ACC) and 235.8 rushing yards per game (11th NCAA/2nd ACC) • Played 657 snaps, including a season-high 89 at Florida State.

2019 – Redshirt Freshman Season

Appeared in all 13 games and made seven starts • Named to ACC All-Academic Team • Blocked for an offense that averaged 474.0 yards per game (12th NCAA/2nd ACC), including 285.8 passing yards per game (3rd ACC) and 188.2 rushing yards per game (4th ACC) • Made first career start at left tackle against Appalachian State and played a season-high 84 snaps • Started the final five games of the season at left guard • Only allowed one sack all season long • Graded out at 77 percent against both Wake Forest and Pitt • Graded out at 78 percent against Temple in the Military Bowl.

2018 – True Freshman Season

Made one appearance in the Western Carolina game and ended up redshirting.

Archer High School

Ranked the No. 61 player in Georgia and the No. 62 overall offensive tackle by Rivals • First-team all-county selection at Archer High School • Led Archer to the Georgia 7A state quarterfinals • Coached by Andy Dyer.

Personal

Son of Raphael and Fehintola Ezeudu • Birthday is Sept. 19.

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