New York Giants Mock Draft: CBS Sports activities Makes a Stunning First-round Mock Draft Decide for Massive Blue
Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has never kept a secret about how he loves his pig mollies. And since the Giants offensive line isn’t quite ready, CBS Sports offers; Ryan Wilson believes Gettleman and the Giants could well return to this pig with an 11th overall win.
Wilson mocked USC’s 6-foot-4,315-pound offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker to the Giants, his reasoning as follows:
The Giants need pass rush help, but strengthening the offensive line can be a priority. Andrew Thomas got better over the year, but Vera-Tucker proved in 2020 that he can play either guard or one-on-one and excelled at it.
Wilson is thanked for thinking outside the box, but in terms of value, having another offensive lineman is probably not the way to get here.
The Giants put a ton of resources into the offensive line last year. While that doesn’t mean the unit is still a finished project, General Manager Dave Gettleman seemed to be feeling pretty good about it when he spoke to the media last week.
“We have some really nice young pieces,” said Gettleman. “Nick Gates stepped in there; he had never played an offensive center before. We moved in Will (Hernandez) and Shane Lemieux. They have (Kevin) Zeitler and Andrew Thomas who got acquitted very well when he went through this difficult period , and then he got himself rolling again.
“I think this offensive line can keep up. … The offensive line showed very good progress. They are big, they are young, they are strong and they are tough and smart. This O-line has the chance to be pretty darn good . ”
Interestingly enough, Gettleman didn’t mention Matt Peart, probably just a mistake (or is that a Freudian slip up?)
Peart, designed by UConn in the third round last year, is expected to be the main competitor for the Giants’ opening game in 2021.
There’s also the possibility that the Giants see him as a potential swing tackle, having played Peart left and right in live snaps this year, presumably to give him experience on both sides of the ball.
If that’s your opinion, then unless Peart can undoubtedly prove that he is the best option for a proper tackle, proper tackle would be a necessity.
But let’s get back to Vera-Tucker. Although he’s played all of his snaps in left tackle this year, his previous seasons spent mostly on guards and projects to guard in the NFL. As a decent athlete, it’s hard to imagine Vera-Tucker being drafted so soon, and certainly not by a team whose more pressing needs are wide receivers, edge rushers, and cornerbacks.
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