What if I were to tell you the most utilized, ferocious player on the New York Giants‘ secondary was a former undrafted free agent who played in the Arena Football League? Well, you’d think that I’m crazy, and a majority of scouts and analysts around the league would have agreed with you.
However, Giants safety Will Hill is having himself one heck of a year leading his defense against some of the best wideouts in the NFL. The young Hill has a total of 50 combined tackles, two forced fumbles, one interception, one fumble recovery and may I remind you of the insane strip-takeaway off Washington Redskins‘ Pierre Garçon to solidify the win in the NFC East matchup just last Sunday night.
If it weren’t for Stevie Brown‘s injury early this season, we may have never seen this man do what he has done for the Giants this year. Just imagine what Big Blue’s secondary would look like if Brown (76 combined tackles, eight interceptions in 2012) was re-signed next year to bolster the secondary even more with Hill and Antrel Rolle (69 combined tackles, five interceptions in 2013).
This former BCS National Champion with the Florida Gators has propelled his play into something no one expected, and is a large product of the inspired troops from the emergence of leadership in the locker room of newly-acquired Jon Beason and teammates Justin Tuck and Rolle.
We will be seeing a whole lot more of Will Hill in the coming years, as he is only 23, and already dominating in the NFL. The future of the Giants’ defense is looking very, very bright.