Finally... a linebacker

April, 24, 2010
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The Giants finally got a linebacker and chose Nebraska MLB Phillip Dillard at the #115 pick in the fourth round.

The 6-foot, 245-pound linebacker is rated the eighth best middle linebacker in the draft according to Todd McShay.

Dillard suffered a season-ending injury midway through the 2008 season when he hurt his ankle. He had 83 tackles last season and three sacks. In 2006, he tore his ACL and missed all but one game before becoming a medical redshirt.

I guess this is one linebacker the Giants believe give them value at this part of the draft. So four picks down, four new defensive players on the roster. Dillard is the first senior taken by the Giants and a fifth-year senior at that.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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