The New York Giants are in desperate need of a few linebackers this offseason, and one potential target is veteran linebacker Preston Smith.

A three-year starter with the Washington Redskins, Smith is likely to receive varied interest in free agency. And to no surprise, the Giants are already expressing a “significant interest,” reports Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media.

A second-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Smith filled in as a reserve as a rookie, but propelled himself into the starting job by recording 8.0 sacks in his first year.

From 2016-2018, the 6-foot-6, 256-pound Smith started all 48 games for the Redskins, recording 132 tackles, 13 stuffs, 16.5 sacks, nine passes defensed and four interceptions.

In 2018, Smith posted a career-high grade of 76.9 courtesy of Pro Football Focus, including a 73.2 run-defense grade and 68.4 pass-rush grade. He also logged 53 total pressures and 27 defensive stops.

Although Smith is not exclusive to rushing the passer, he is a quality all-around linebacker with plenty of starting experience.