Saturday, April 29, 2006

Gerris to the Giants

Georgia Tech alumn Gerris Wilkinson was drafted today by the New York Giants in the 3rd round (96th overall). Wilkinson will rejoin fellow Yellow Jacket James Butler on the Giants defensive unit.

What's interesting is that many teams felt Wilkinson was a better fit in a 3-4 defense because of his experience at OLB and DE in his career at GT, but it looks likely he'll be playing ILB for the Giants like he did at the end of his Tech career. Tech has had a ton of success producing NFL linebackers recently (Smith, Fox, Brooking, etc) and Wilkinson with his work ethic, leadership and broad skillset should make a fine addition to that list.


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