Louisiana Tech will hold its Pro Day on Tuesday, but that feels too far off for the New York Giants, who will arrive in Ruston on Monday to meet with defensive end Jaylon Ferguson.
Ferguson, the NCAA’s all-time sack leader (45), is an intriguing potential prospect for the Giants given their need for quality pass-rushers. However, he also brings with him a little baggage.
Not only are there questions about Ferguson’s readiness after playing at a small school, but he was also uninvited to the 2019 NFL Combine after a background check revealed a conviction for simple battery as a Freshman. He was also charged with public intoxication in college.
Additionally, Ferguson doesn’t exactly love the idea of playing for the Giants, telling reporters at the Senior Bowl that he’s really not a cold weather guy.
“City life is not really for me, but if I have to go play football there I’ll go play football there,” Ferguson said via the New York Post. “It’s all going to be the same. Football field still gonna be green, still gonna have 100 yards.
“I don’t like the cold weather, but I’ll play anywhere. I’m not really a cold-weather guy though.”
Money talks in the end, so if the Giants do land Ferguson, he’ll undoubtedly come to play with a smile on his face.