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Giants use sixth-round NFL draft pick on linebacker Darius Muasau

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The Giants used their sixth and final pick in the NFL draft to do what they often do in the late rounds — try to find athletes who can play special teams and find their way onto the field at their position. 

In the sixth round, the Giants on Saturday took Darius Muasau, a muscular linebacker from UCLA.


UCLA linebacker Darius Muasau is headed to the Giants. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

 Muasau transferred to UCLA from Hawaii in 2022. 

He played 35 games at Hawaii and put together back-to-back seasons with more than 100 tackles. 

At UCLA, he played in 26 games.

There will be spots available at the back end of the roster for players like Muasau, who most likely will be given a heavy dose of special teams work in training camp.

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