Bromley drafted by the Giants in the 3rd

Jay Bromley was going to be Syracuse's highest draft pick in 2014. But during the third round of the NFL Draft, he was picked by the New York Giants which was earlier than expected.

Defensive tackle Jay Bromley is a New York Giant. In the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Giants selected Bromley with the 74th overall pick.

Bromley joins Justin Pugh and Ryan Nassib as former Orange stars drafted by the Giants in the last two seasons.

Bromley will have a chance to make an impact, as the Giants need depth up front. Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson are the starters, but there is room for playing time behind those two.

The former Flushing (N.Y.) High star only had one offer coming out of high school, which came after the 2010 national signing day had come and gone.

Bromley impressed with a seven tackle, two sack performance in the Empire Challenge, a downstate all-star game pitting Long Island's best against New York City's elite. The athletic defensive lineman went into the event without any offers.

His efforts caught the eye of then Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone, who offered Bromley shortly thereafter. Bromley would commit to the Orange and become a multi-year starter.

Bromley finished his Syracuse career with his best season in the ACC. He led the team in sacks and caught the attention of NFL scouts.

Now the story of an under the radar, under-recruited prospect comes full circle by playing for the Giants which are very close to his Flushing roots.

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