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What role could Giants 4th-round EDGE Elerson Smith assume in 2021?

The NFL is a passing league — everyone has become accustomed to this.

To combat it, teams must employ a creative and dominant pass-rushing unit, one that keeps opposing offensive lines guessing. A successful pass rush takes pressure off the secondary and can be a focal point of an overall productive defensive unit.

From 2019-20, the Giants defense immensely improved, going from 25th to 12th in the NFL in terms of yards allowed. A significant reason for the turn-around was the enhancement of the pass rush, which went from 22nd to tied for 12th in total No.