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Dexter Lawrence position change to nose tackle good for Giants' defense

When the New York Giants drafted Dexter Lawrence in the first round (17th overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft, I always imagined him being the perfect nose tackle with his massive frame (6’4 342 lbs), power, agility, speed, and quickness. Lawrence is a freak athlete that is big as a bear but moves like a cat which should have given him a considerable disadvantage against any opposing blocker.

Thus far in his career, the Giants have lined him everywhere on the defensive line besides nose tackle. The team picked up his fifth-year option, which has some Giants fans disgruntled because they feel he has yet to play up to his potential.

The 2022 season is the season for Big Dex to show why he was a force of nature for the Clemson Tigers, making him the first-round choice the Big Blue envisioned him to be. I believe putting the big man back at nose tackle will help him prove just that this season!

I genuinely believe the Giants coaching staff are honestly trying to put their players in the best position to succeed, just as they signed Jon Feliciano to play center after struggling at guard in buffalo. The Giants will finally play Lawrence at nose tackle, which will be huge for him heading to his contract season.

I expect it to be a monster year for the big guy!