The New York Giants offensive line has come under much scrutiny and criticism over the past few seasons. While there could be improvements, what could help the New York Giants, could be the return of offensive tackle George Asafo-Adjei.
Asafo-Adjei was drafted this past Spring in the 2019 NFL draft by the New York Giants in the seventh round, the 232nd pick overall. Sadly, after suffering a concussion during the preseason, Asafo-Adjei was placed on injured reserve.
The rookie, who hails from West Chester, Ohio, went to Lakota West High School and was honored in 2014, with the Anthony Munoz Foundation Offensive Lineman of the Year award. Asafo-Adjei played on the offensive line and defensive line and also played on the wrestling team for a season.
Asafo-Adjei decided to commit to the University of Kentucky after offers from schools such as Louisville, Florida, Ohio State and Nebraska. At the University of Kentucky, he set a record becoming the first Kentucky Wildcat member to rush for 1,000 or more yards for three consecutive seasons.
The New York Giants head to Foxboro tomorrow to take on the 5-0 New England Patriots. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like quarterback Daniel Jones will have any of his top weapons for the game.
The Giants have officially ruled out star tight end Evan Engram. He had previously been listed as doubtful for the game.
Engram is the Giants’ leading receiver in all major categories. The third-year tight end leads the team with 33 receptions for 373 yards and two touchdowns.
He suffered a knee injury against the Minnesota Vikings earlier this week.
Engram isn’t the only important weapon that the Giants will be missing though. Pro Bowl running back Saquon Barkley and top wideout Sterling Shepard are also out for the game.
The Giants were only able to put up 10 points at home this past week without Barkley. Not having Shepard and Engram against the vaunted Patriots defense may make getting first downs nearly impossible.
In the interim, Engram’s absence probably means that veteran tight end Rhett Ellison gets the starting nod. While his numbers won’t blow anyone away, he has a serviceable 10.0 yards per reception since 2012.
The Giants-Patriots game will take place at 8:20 p.m. EST and will air on NFL Network.
Earning his degree in community and leadership development, Asafo-Adjei has taken his education to heart. Asafo-Adjei is constantly helping others and working hard to improve the lives of those less fortunate. His dream, afterlife in the NFL, is to coach young kids to be good athletes, but even better people in general. Asafo–Adjei’s days to charity and philanthropy date back to his collegiate days in which he met with ill children at the hospital, interacted with members from the Special Olympics and also went to Ethiopia where he was quite active, painting a school, handing out necessary items to those who lost their significant others and just being a light in the darkness those less-fortunate faced.
Asafo-Adjei also has a clothing line full of official inspirational merchandise called Geni Merch. Through the website genimerch.com, you can purchase shirts that say, Warrior, Pray First, Blessed and Geni!
Asafo-Adjei has been an inspiration to all since his high school days and will only continue to be a beacon of hope and light both on and off the field!