Michael Strahan on Kayvon Thibodeaux: I think the kid is going to be a great player

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Giants Hall of Fame pass rusher Michael Strahan has been mentoring the Giants’ rookie pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux since before Thibodeaux was drafted by Strahan’s former team.

Strahan said in an interview with his old teammate Tiki Barber on WFAN that he and Thibodeaux were in touch while Thibodeaux was in college, and Strahan came away impressed with Thibodeaux’s passion for football.

“I met Kayvon when he was in college,” Strahan said. “I would reach out and talk to him when he was at Oregon. A great kid, a smart kid.”

Strahan said he heard the questions before the draft about whether Thibodeaux loved football enough, but Strahan said there’s no doubt in his mind about that.

“I think the kid is going to be a great player,” Strahan said. “Hopefully he’ll allow him to help him as much as I can, if there’s anything he needs.”

Asking Thibodeaux to equal Strahan, one of the great pass rushers in NFL history, may be too much to ask. But if Thibodeaux can even come close, the Giants will be very pleased.

7 responses to “Michael Strahan on Kayvon Thibodeaux: I think the kid is going to be a great player

  1. I mean, he’d better be. Look at where he was picked.

    But what do I know? BB never picks that high and he’s great at drafting.

  2. Thibodeaux is already talking about “building his brand” for life after football. That’s a little problem that could turn out to be a big problem if that’s where his head is truly at.

  3. Lets get to camp and let this kid, he is a kid, just play, then will make some calls on him

  4. He kind of reminds me of Jadeveon Clowney, whose commitment was never equal to his talent

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