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Make the Case: TE David Njoku vs. DE Taco Charlton

Posted Feb 17, 2017


NFL Draft Experts debate if Miami tight end David Njoku or Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton would be a better fit for the Giants.

With our “Make the Case” series on Giants.com, we look at projections provided by two draft experts and then ask you to weigh in on which player you would like the Giants to select with the 23rd pick in the first round.

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In this debate, we look at Miami tight end David Njoku vs. Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton.

Be sure to vote and Make YOUR Case in the comments below!

David Njoku, TE, Miami

NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein projected Njoku, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound former high school receiver and national high jump champion. While starting nine games in two years on the field with the Hurricanes, he hauled in 64 passes for 1,060 yards and nine touchdowns, eight of which came in 2016.

Zierlein: “A freaky athlete, Njoku is a former high-school high-jump champion who should light it up at the NFL Scouting Combine. I'll leave him here for now, but I suspect he'll keep bouncing higher as the process plays out.””

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Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com liked Charlton, who registered 94 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, and 19 sacks during his career as a three-year letterman. The 6-foot-6, 272-pound defensive end picked up first-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior in 2016 after leading the team and ranking 14th nationally with 9.5 sacks.

Brugler: “Charlton, who has some traits reminiscent of Justin Tuck out of Notre Dame, has all the ingredients of a NFL starter.”