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New York to host visit with Kentucky’s Josh Allen

Josh Allen

The New York Giants’ No. 1 need at the moment is a young quarterback, but they still have plenty of other areas on the roster that need shoring up.

One such area is pass rushing, which is why the Giants will be hosting a visit with University of Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.

Allen will also be meeting with the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Detroit Lions.

The 21-year-old is coming off of a spectacular senior campaign in which he racked up 88 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss, 17 sacks, five forced fumbles and a couple of fumble recoveries.

While Allen had previously been solid, 2018 unquestionably represented a breakout year for him.

He began receiving significant playing time during his sophomore season, and that year, he finished with 62 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks and four forced fumbles. Then, in his junior campaign, he totaled 66 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, an interception and a pair of forced fumbles.

Given the fact that the Giants accumulated just 30 sacks this past season, good for second-to-last in the league, they could certainly use any help they can get in terms of getting to the opposing quarterback.

Remember: as a result of the trade that sent star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns, New York now has the 17th overall pick in addition to the No. 6 overall selection, so it’s entirely possible that the Giants can come away with their quarterback of the future while also nabbing a player like Allen in the first round of the NFL Draft next month.