New York Giants need more from rookie OT Andrew Thomas

Anthony Rivardo
New York Giants, Andrew Thomas
Sep 14, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants offensive tackle Andrew Thomas (78) blocks Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree (48) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants‘ offensive line has struggled as the team has fallen to 0-5 to start the 2020 NFL season. Second-year quarterback Daniel Jones has been under constant pressure behind the Giants’ “rebuilt” offensive line. New York invested plenty of assets into its offensive line in the 2020 NFL offseason, but so far, these investments have not exactly paid off.

The biggest investment that the Giants made into their offensive line came in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. With the fourth overall pick in the draft, the New York Giants selected left tackle Andrew Thomas. Through the first five weeks of his rookie season, Thomas has struggled immensely and has not lived up to his first-round expectations.

Andrew Thomas’s Struggles

Through the first five weeks of the 2020 NFL season, Andrew Thomas has looked like a disappointing draft pick. He has had some moments of solid play, but overall, Thomas has been disappointing.

According to Pro Football Focus, Andrew Thomas allowed 9 pressures against the Cowboys in Week Five. Through five weeks, Thomas has been charged with four sacks, 28 pressures, and three hits allowed.

Why Andrew Thomas Should Fine

Andrew Thomas is young. He is a rookie. He is still learning how to play professional football. At only 21 years old, Andrew Thomas has plenty of time to grow. He was not drafted fourth overall to solve an instant need for the Giants. Thomas was drafted to be the team’s left tackle for, hopefully, a decade or more.

So while Andrew Thomas’s rookie season has gotten off to a really poor start, he has plenty of time to turn things around.