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Make the Case: Gregory Rousseau vs. Kwity Paye


"Make the Case" is once again in session on

In this series, we look at projections provided by analysts and then ask you, the fans, to weigh in on what the Giants should do in the draft.

Next up is a debate between two of the top edge rushers in this year's draft class.

Miami EDGE Gregory Rousseau vs. Michigan EDGE Kwity Paye

Gregory Rousseau

Height/Weight: 6-foot-7 / 265 pounds

2019 stats: 13 games, 54 tackles (34 solo), 15.5 sacks, 19.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one pass defended (opted out of 2020 season)

Kwity Paye

Height/Weight: 6-foot-4 / 272 pounds

2020 stats: 4 games, 16 tackles (12 solo), two sacks, four tackles for loss

Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network projected Miami EDGE Gregory Rousseau: "I know GM Dave Gettleman has let it be known that he wants to add playmakers on offense. At the end of the day, though, he's not able to pass up the big, athletic edge rusher."

Eric Eager of Pro Football Focus predicted Michigan EDGE Kwity Paye: "The Giants struck gold last offseason with the acquisition of James Bradberry in free agency, and there was some temptation to take another corner here to fortify a strength. However, given the value proposition of elite edge players taken high in the draft relative to what they are paid as veterans at the top end, Paye is an athletic bet the Giants need to make here to secure their first elite edge defender in quite some time."

Bucky Brooks of NFL Network went Rousseau: "Rousseau is an intriguing option for the Giants given his athleticism, length and sack production."

Josh Edwards of CBS Sports believes it'll be Rousseau: "New York needs to supply some edge pressure to draw some double teams away from that really talented defensive tackle rotation. Gregory Rousseau has been off the map since last season but the talent is evident."

Photos of 2021 NFL Draft prospect, Miami EDGE Gregory Rousseau.

Photos of 2021 NFL Draft prospect, Michigan EDGE Kwity Paye.


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