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Giants prepping Goodson for starting MLB job

By Ryan Smith
May 31, 2017
New York Giants B.J. Goodson

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 03: B.J. Goodson #93 of the New York Giants looks on against the Minnesota Vikings during the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 3, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Giants 24-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
  • The Giants drafted B.J. Goodson in the fourth round of the 2016 draft, and the second-year player is in line to be the team’s starting middle linebacker, if early OTA reports are any indication.
  • Though the team’s linebacker corps was underwhelming this past season, Goodson saw just 13 regular-season defensive snaps, mostly contributing on special teams where he had six tackles.
  • In 63 preseason snaps, Goodson totaled seven stops and allowed just six yards in coverage on five targets and a 64.6 passer rating.
  • The former Clemson Tiger had just one missed tackle last preseason. During his senior season he missed just seven, the fourth-best tackling rate in the 2015 LB class.
  • Goodson’s strength is his run defense — he ranked 10th in the draft class with an 11.9 run-stop percentage. However, he showed promise in coverage during the 2016 preseason.

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