The Giants have agreed to terms on a rookie deal with third-round draft choice OLB Oshane Ximines, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed on Sunday.
New York was expected to be pass-rush heavy this offseason, knowing they needed a big upgrade at that position. However, Ximines was their only draft choice to bolster the defensive line.
During his time at Old Dominion, a smaller Division I school, Ximines put together some pretty impressive numbers. He had 32.5 career sacks and 176 total tackles with four fumble recoveries and one interception as well. In his senior year last season, he strung together 11.5 sacks and 18 tackles for loss with 58 tackles and two passes defended.
Those numbers put Ximines on the map, but it will be interesting to see if he can transfer that production to the NFL with stiffer competition in his way. The Giants need someone to step up for the loss of Olivier Vernon, who led the team in sacks last season. Markus Golden, a free-agent pickup, and Lorenzo Carter will also try to reverse the tide in the pass rush.
Ximines will certainly be someone to watch in training camp, as he will battle for a starting role on James Bettcher's defense.