New York Giants Avoid One Position of Absolute Priority

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Going into the 2019 NFL Draft the right tackle position for the New York Giants was a position of weakness. Housed by undrafted USC product, Chad Wheeler, the right side of the line has been a liability, especially when the man before him, Bobby Hart, was the featured player.

New York Giants pass on numerous quality offensive line prospects:

The draft had several options to choose from including Andre Dillard, Cody Ford, Jawaan Taylor, and several later round picks. However, the Giants passed on every single one, stating that the depth in this draft was so deep they could find their guy after the third round.

They continued to pass on Dalton Risner and Bobby Evans, second and third-tier prospects. The more viable option in the later rounds was Dennis Daley of South Carolina, a 6’5″, 317-pound beast of a man. Daley is a solid prospect with a lot to learn but also a ton of potential to become a starter at either tackle position. Allowing a player of his quality to compete with Wheeler and develop would be a good move.

Another option would be OSU’s, Isaiah Prince. A projected backup with starter potential, Prince could be a solid mid-round pick given he’s coached up properly. He has size and balance issues but his length makes up for it to a degree. If he can match up to his hand placements with his light and athletic feet, he could be solid in pass protection.

If the Giants elect not to draft a realistic option at right tackle who could compete for a starting position, they could sign a veteran like Mike Remmers to fill the void.