Greisen will certainly push Jones

When the Giants let LB Jessie Armstead go to the Washington Redskins, they had a big gap to fill on the weakside. Dhani Jones is a natural to fill that starting role, but newly drafted Nick Greisen will certainly give him some competition.

LB Nick Greisen takes leadership seriously.

In an interview during his senior year with the Capitol Times of Madison Wisconsin, Greisen said of being made a co-captain "That's something that I really wanted to be, I wanted to be a leader on this team... I proved myself on and off the field, that I'm not going to mess around, that I'm going to get the job done and I'm going to take care of this team."

He'll bring this same winning attitude to the New York Giants, starting today in rookie minicamp.

In his junior year, Greisen took over for three-year starter Donnel Thompson at middle linebacker and the Badgers didn't miss a beat.

He made 146 tackles, becoming only the second UW player during the Barry Alvarez era to lead the Big Ten in tackles.

Coincidentally the first UW player to lead the Big Ten in tackles was another former New York Giant draft selection, Pete Monty, who led the league with 178 taclkles in 1996.

Greisen came to Wisconsin in the fall of 1998, after having lettered in five sports in high school (football, basketball, baseball, wrestling and track and field).

With the Giants depth at LB shallow, Nick Greisen might get more action than he expects in his rookie year.


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