Friday, June 14, 2019

Training Camp Roster Preview: OT George Asafo-Adjei

June 12, 2019

What you need to know about offensive lineman George Asafo-Adjei.


Asafo-Adjei played in 48 games with 23 starting assignments, often practicing across from edge rusher Josh Allen and holding his own. Thanks to that experience, Asafo-Adjei was part of an offensive line that blocked for All-American Benny Snell Jr., the first Wildcat to rush for 1,000 or more yards in three straight seasons.

A 2018 team captain, Asafo-Adjei was a two-time SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week, earning his first honor following a 90% grade in the Wildcats' 24-10 win over South Carolina, a game in which he had two knockdown blocks and 19 blocks at the point of attack, did not miss an assignment and did not allow a quarterback pressure.

Looking Ahead

Asafo-Adjei, who goes by the moniker "Big George," has a bubbly personality and what seems like endless energy and enthusiasm, and can 't wait to get to work when the pads go on.

But in reading between the lines of what offensive line coach Hal Hunter had to say about the young man last month, it sounds as though Asafo-Adjei is a developmental project.

"You watch him on tape and see that he has a lot of athleticism and power. He has a lot of toughness and plays in the best football conference in the country," Hunter said.

"We have some technical work to do. He is a rookie and you have to tell him to do something once and he goes on and does it right the next time. He picked up the offense much quicker than I thought he was going to. When you compare our offense to their offense, we have a lot more volume to it with a lot of the things that we were doing. We need to continue to work with him technically to get him up to speed but you have to like everything about him.

"He has some developmental potential. "

Asafo-Adjei, who could be the future at right tackle if the Giants decide to move on from Mike Remmers after his one-year deal is up this season, could very well have practice squad written all over him if he falls victim to the numbers game (the Giants will likely keep just one swing tackle on the roster unless there is an injury concern).

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