Dalvin Tomlinson reached some impressive benchmarks through his first three NFL seasons. Yet, his No. 94 jerseys don’t exactly fly off the shelves.This could be the year they go in high demand.
I am super excited about the new defense, Tomlinson said. I want to be able to help in the run and pass game this year and just keep improving across the whole board. Help out and be disruptive in the middle as much as possible throughout the whole season.I feel like I am super aggressive on the inside. The scheme is fun. It reminds me of the Alabama defense and the Alabama days and the techniques I used to use and stuff like that.
Tomlinson is the first Giants player to start every game in his first three seasons with the team since safety Antrel Rolle, the first draft choice to do so since offensive lineman David Diehl , and the first defensive draft choice to start his first 48 games since cornerback Perry Williams . The former second-round pick from the University of Alabama also holds the Giants’ longest active starting streak.So, at the old age of 26, he has become the elder statesman of the team.
Everybody knows it’s a business, said Tomlinson, who is one of two pro players from the 2017 draft class to start every game since entering the NFL. You have to be able to understand that coming in. I just keep my head down and focus on getting better each and every day and keep working. That’s all you can do. I’m just blessed to be in the position I’m in and be in this chair talking to you guys. Come in each and every day and don’t take a day for granted.