A LB – Finally

All draft long, we've been waiting for the Giants to select an inside linebacker, which was clearly the club's most pressing need heading into the draft. They finally pulled the trigger in the fourth round, tabbing Nebraska's Phillip Dillard.

He started 17 of his 45 games at Nebraska. The 6-2, 245-pound Dillard started nine games at weak-side linebacker and another seven at middle linebacker. He recorded 173 tackles (90 solo) with 3.5 sacks and 15 stops for losses.

Dillard is known as a player that elevated his game during his senior season. He's a powerful and physical hitter that is a solid tackler and has a good burst on blitzes to the quarterback. Dillard was scouted as a tough physical player, but only a marginal athlete.

Considering there are not a whole lot of players on the depth chart at MLB right now, he's in good shape to make an instant impact if he's able.

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