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Giants Had Inside Source That Helped Evaluate George Asafo-Adjei

The New York Giants used their 7th round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft on former Kentucky tackle George Asafo-Adjei.

Fortunately, the Giants had an inside source to fully evaluate Asafo-Adjei, both on the field, and off the field.

Giants offensive line coach Hal Hunter discussed the process of drafting Asafo-Adjei to reporters last week, “My son works at Kentucky. He works in the football office down there. We found out from the inside out – he talked about what a quality guy he was. He was probably the most respected guy on the offensive side of the ball. He talked about how he competed with Josh Allen on a day-to-day basis. He talked about his character, work ethic and his toughness. All of those things peaked interest. You watch him on tape and see that he has a lot of athleticism and power. He has a lot of toughness and plays in the best football conference in the country.”

Asafo-Adjei is far from a finished product, but the potential is there.

“We have some technical work to do,” Hunter said. “He is a rookie and you have to tell him to do something once and he goes on and does it right the next time. He picked up the offense much quicker than I thought he was going to.”

With high praises from Hunter, Asafo-Adjei has a real chance to take over the starting right tackle position as current starter Chad Wheeler was graded as one of the worst tackles in football last season.



Article written by Eli Mitchell

University of Kentucky Class of 2020