State of the Giants: Offensive Line

The Giants Beat takes a look at the State of the Giants, with a position by position breakdown leading up to training camp.

One of the biggest concerns for the New York Giants heading into training camp is the offensive line. With Ereck Flowers and Justin Pugh cemented in, as starters on the left side along with Weston Richburg at center, there is still a concern with the right side of the line.


Projected Depth Chart:


Projected Left Tackle: Ereck Flowers, Brett Jones,

Projected Left Guard: Justin PughDillon Farrell

Projected Center: Weston RichburgAdam Gettis

Projected Right Guard: John JerryShane McDermott

Projected Right Tackle: Marshall Newhouse, Bobby HartByron Stingily


At left tackle, Flowers has the starting job locked up. With a young and inexperienced Jones behind him, the New York Giants are very thin at the right tackle position and may look into signing a free agent come training camp.

At left guard, Pugh is a leader on this offensive line. He is by far the most talented player, and has endless potential ahead of him. With the Giants signing Farrell to a one-year contract this offseason, the Giants look good at left guard heading into the season.

At center, Richburg is another name that stands out as a leader. He is coming off a breakout year, and is only getting better. He provides excellent protection in both the passing game and run game. Gettis, who can also shift around on the inside at guard, will likely serve as the primary backup to Richburg.

As for the unstable position on the Giants offense, Jerry looks to be the starter as the Giants enter training camp. Jerry worked with Richburg this offseason, and McAdoo seems to have embedded much of his trust into Jerry.  Behind Jerry will be McDermott who is another player the Giants may want to replace come the start of the season.

At right tackle, Marshall Newhouse looks to have the starting job as of now. After a disastrous 2015 season, Newhouse looks to gain the trust of Giants’ fans. Behind Newhouse will be both Hart and Stingily.


Free Agent Options


There is one player who stands out as a target for the Giants: Eugene Monroe. Monroe was recently released by the Baltimore Ravens after his consistent inability to stay on the football field. The Giants have already looked into signing Monroe, but the Giants want Monroe to serve as the right tackle while Monroe wants to play left tackle. I believe the two sides will come together to get a deal done, but it may take some time as Monroe will weigh his options. 


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