Rapid Reaction: Giants draft safety in 6th

The Giants took a safety with the second of their three sixth-round picks.

PLAYER: Tyler Sash





THE 411: Sash recorded 217 tackles and had 13 interceptions during his career at Iowa. He has 392 yards off of interceptions. He is a strong safety who had 85 tackles and six interceptions last year. He ran a 4.6 40 at the combine and is considered to be a smart safety who provides good run support.

HOW HE FITS IN: The Giants need another safety with Deon Grant hitting free agency. Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell likes to use three safeties and he might need another one to join Antrel Rolle and Kenny Phillips if the Giants do not re-sign Grant. Last year's third-round pick, Chad Jones, is still recovering from an automobile accident and it remains to be seen if he will play football again. Sash also might be able to help on special teams as well.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: "Height, weight, speed safety, more of a strong safety," GM Jerry Reese said. "Played a high level of comp. Lots of interceptions, I think he had 13 interceptions in his career there. Smart player, he came in, he can line up the entire defense. He can put everybody on there and tell you what they should do. You love those kinds of guys. We think he will definitely come in and challenge for a spot back in our secondary, back at one of our safety positions."