Carlos Basham Jr. could be what the Giants need
One NFL draft prospect that improved his stock during Senior Bowl week is Wake Forest edge rusher Carlos Basham Jr. He weighed in at 281 pounds and is 6-foot-3 inches tall.
Here’s what former NFL scout and NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah wrote about him:
Basham made himself some money this week by showing his inside/outside versatility. Some defensive linemen just have a knack for getting into the backfield no matter where they line up, and Boogie is one of those players. His quickness was a problem for guards when he rushed from the inside, and he’s going to be a good edge setter against the run. I’d like to see him play as a 4-3 DE in a base defense at the next level and then kick inside in sub packages. There was no top-tier defensive end in this year’s Senior Bowl, but Basham really stood out from the rest of the group.
Now, the Giants really need an outside linebacker that can rush the passer, but Basham could either convert to that position or New York could use him as a defensive end in a 3-4. Right now he’s projected to go between the second and third round.
Basham recorded 5 sacks, 20 tackles and one forced fumble in 2020 for the Demon Decons. His best season was in 2019 when he had 11 sacks.