Drew Strojny

In a draft hardly deep in offensive tackles, the Giants waited until the final round to bring one aboard. Duke's Drew Strojny, 6-7, 327, is a three-year starter that battled through injury problems earlier in his career to develop into a fine drive blocker for the Blue Devils. <BR><BR>

Strojny started 43 of 46 games at left tackle and served as the team captain the last two seasons. He posted 66 knockdowns last year.

The most consistent player on his team, Strojny also excelled in the classroom, earning ACC Academic Honor Roll accolades.

Ourlads' on Strojny:

A very tall left tackle that has started since his freshman year. Not thick or muscular. Has the frame to carry more weight. Needs to get a lot stronger. Decent athlete. Quick at the snap into defenders. Lacks the leg drive to generate consistent movement on drive blocks. Not strong with his punch – his arms collapse too easily and he winds up getting chest-to-chest with his opponent. Works to sustain with good effort but is not nasty. Energetic getting out on linebackers with a lot of arm swing motion – does a good job of getting to his target spot and sealing off. Generally stays on his feet, though he'll overextend at times and fall off blocks. Sets quickly in pass protection with decent foot movement. Not strong in his anchor. Tends to waistbend against outside speed. Needs to do a better job of using his hands and bending his knees. A bit stiff and awkward overall.

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