Bromley, who is a 6'3'', 310 lbs. 3-technique defensive tackle, will help fill the void left by the departure of Linval Joseph. In his senior year at Syracuse, he turned it on down the stretch, finishing the season with 10 sacks, an ACC-leading three forced fumbles — something that boosted his draft stock.
“I’ve watched the best D-tackles in the country and I look at them and say ‘Ain’t nothing that they do that I don’t do — that I can’t do,’ ” Bromley said last week. “Aaron Donald was the best defensive player in the country this year. But I told him ‘If me and you are on the same team, I’m starting.’ ”
Although Bromley feels he's one of the best defensive tackles in the country, he was mocked to go in the fourth round, leading many to already speculate that the Giants, once again, reached. But head coach Tom Coughlin praised Bromley as a leader and likened him to a "short Chris Canty."
"Size, speed, team captain – we always like captains," Coughlin said.
In addition to being able to rush from the inside, Bromley is actually more well-known for his run-stuffing ability. And despite the Giants' desire for versatility, General Manager Jerry Reese says Bromley will remain at defensive tackle and not kick out to either end position.
Both Coughlin and Reese feel Bromley will come in and immediately join a defensive tackle rotation that includes Cullen Jenkins, Johnathan Hankins, Markus Kuhn and Mike Patterson.
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