With the fifth-overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected edge defender Kayvon Thibodeaux out of Oregon.

Thibodeaux has been in the spotlight for years. He’s from Los Angeles, California, and was the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2019. The day before the draft, he was asked about the possibility of playing in New York. The 6-foot-4, 254-pound pass rusher then explained why he’s a “perfect fit” for the media capital of the world.

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Watch his response, courtesy of SNY on Twitter:

Does Kayvon Thibodeaux’s swag make him a perfect fit for New York?

“My business savvy is a perfect fit. My gregariousness is a perfect fit. My hunger for knowledge is a perfect fit.” pic.twitter.com/VkXlsTcNtm

— Jets Videos (@snyjets) April 27, 2022

“My business savvy is a perfect fit,” Thibodeaux said. “My gregariousness is a perfect fit. My hunger for knowledge is a perfect fit.”

Thibodeaux sounds like he’s going to fit in just fine. Although he’s from the West Coast, he considers New York his “second home.”

Kayvon Thibodeaux on possibly playing in New York, his “second home”:

“That’s the biggest stage, that’s primetime. I’m ready.” pic.twitter.com/JbRyzbTCaN

— Jets Videos (@snyjets) April 27, 2022

“That’s the biggest stage,” Thibodeaux said the day before the draft. “That’s primetime. I’m ready. I’m excited. I don’t wanna get my hopes up, I’ll be happy to go anywhere. That’d be fun.”

Thibodeaux went on to describe what he believes is the typical New York mentality.

“The people, they’re hungry,” he said. “The ambition, the want-to, the drive.”

Hopefully for the Giants, Thibodeaux adopts this mentality on the field and not just his business ventures in New York.

Giants Had Reported Concerns About Thibodeaux

A year ago, Thibodeaux was the considered the favorite to go No. 1 overall. The fact that he ended up going fifth overall to the Giants was partly due to his unspectacular production at Oregon and partly due to red flags that emerged during the pre-draft process.

The Giants raised one of those flags earlier this month. According to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, the team had concerns that Thibodeaux is “more interested in creating his own brand than becoming a great player. One factor that led them to this …read more

Source:: Heavy.com


Kayvon Thibodeaux: I’m a ‘Perfect Fit’ For New York

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