kiwi was the jpp of the giants before jpp. does no one remember him at DE? He constantly got pressure. the sack numbers arent great bc of injury and constant moving positions. but when he first came on, as a de, he def. flashed levels of play that I feel represent the giants history at DE. guy plays the run well, and his long arms, and motor, and quickness all made a nice package.
we forced him into LB bc he was so skilled at DE vs the run and getting after the qb bc we had strahan (HOF), Osi and Tuck in their primes...
The question is, has the time spent at LB and overall going to negate his ability to retap that potential? If he can get close to where he was before and build off it, he absolutely would be the answer for us at DE.
I see a ton of people here sleeping on Kiwi solely bc we are so far removed from when he was actually a full time DE. The last time was iirc, his 2nd yr, and he had 8 sacks but led the team in pressures...that was his floor imo and starting point, which is why I feel the FO moved him. Now at 26ish iirc, it could be tough, but I dont see how he couldnt get back to a desired level of a play with an offseason of coaching and the preseason...I actually expect a somewhat "breakout" year for Kiwi as a DE. 10 sacks wouldnt surprise me at all...but more importantly, I bet he generates a ton of pressure.