To hear Nick Saban tell it, Dont’a Hightower can do just about everything but tape ankles.
The Giants have that chore covered, but they have a glaring vacancy at middle linebacker that scouts say the Alabama prospect would fill quite nicely if Hightower is still available with the 32nd overall pick in Thursday’s first round of the NFL Draft.
Not only would the defending Super Bowl champions be addressing their hole in the middle with Hightower, but Saban said Big Blue would be helping themselves in numerous other areas, too.
“Inside linebacker, nickel backer, defensive end and odd rusher,” Saban said of Hightower at Alabama’s recent pro day. “He does all those things very well, he is very smart and he has leadership qualities.”