With the 232nd pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Kentucky offensive tackle George Asafo-Adjei. Here are five things to know about the new Giant:
1. Asafo-Adjei (pronounced “ah-SAH-fo ah-JAY”) played in 48 games with 23 starts and was a key cog in an offensive line that blocked for All-American Benny Snell Jr., the first Wildcat to rush for 1,000 or more yards in three straight seasons.
2. He was part of a senior class (2015-18) that totaled 29 wins, the second-most of any senior class since freshmen became eligible in 1972. Only the 2009 class, which won 30 games, had more.
3. Asafo-Adjei broke into the starting lineup as a junior in 2017 at right tackle, where he remained for two seasons. He was a two-time SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week in 2018.
4. Born in the Bronx, the 6-foot-5, 315-pound tackle moved to Ohio, where he was a two-year starter on the offensive line and also played some on the defensive line at Lakota West High School in West Chester.
5. Nicknamed “Big George” according to his Kentucky bio, he was named the 2014 Anthony Munoz Foundation Offensive Lineman of the Year in high school. His pass protection helped the team shatter the school’s single-season passing record that year.