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Herm Edwards: DJ Davidson can be a 'disrupter' for Giants

In the fifth round of this year's NFL draught, the New York Giants picked Arizona State defensive lineman DJ Davidson with the 147th overall choice.

With former Giants captain Antonio Pierce as his defensive coordinator and former NFL player and head coach Herm Edwards as his head coach, Davidson was in good hands in Tempe.

Edwards recently spoke on the Giants Huddle podcast and discussed Davidson, a guy he coached at the NCAA level for four years.

When asked what impressed Edwards the most about Davidson, he stated, "his maturity and his ability to understand the position and become a really decent technical."

Edwards also described Davidson as "light on his feet" who can "shed blocks and make plays" and is a "disruptor," according to Edwards.

The Giants will need defenders who can stop the run as well as get to the quarterback, and Davidson was a great run defender.

"He has terrific balance and doesn't spend a lot of time on the ground," Edwards added.

Edwards also believes that Davidson would require double teams at times, allowing others to make plays.

"If he can get into one-on-one scenarios, he can take advantage," Edwards said, adding that the NFL-style system he uses offers his guys a leg up on the competition.

Leonard Williams, Dexter Lawrence, Justin Ellis, Jalyn Holmes, and others will all be in the rotation, so Davidson will have his work cut out for him.

He'll be 25 years old when he enters the next level, and Edwards says he won't be surprised. Davidson, according to Edwards, is a quiet man who leads by example.

He'll be 25 years old when he enters the next level, and Edwards says he won't be surprised. Davidson, according to Edwards, is a quiet man who leads by example.