The Giants have their new workhorse in Saquon Barkley and a freshly-extended Odell Beckham Jr., which means it could be time to solidify their offensive line unit to ensure future success.
Without much cap space to go around heading into the next offseason, the Giants will need to maximize their draft success in 2019. After adding UTEP’s Will Hernandez in the second round of 2018, the team could swoop up Washington tackle Kaleb McGary in next year’s draft.
McGary is one of the best tackle prospects in this year’s class and he could have even more value with the injury to teammate Trey Adams, who was also considered one of the top lineman for the ’19 class. If the Huskies decide to move McGary over to left tackle to replace Adams, he could do a great deal to help his draft stock. And if all goes well, McGary could certainly wind up in the mid-to-late first round conversation.
The impending free agency of Ziggy Ansah could mean that the Lions will be clamoring for a pass rusher come April and they may not need to look further than Ann Arbor to find one.
Michigan’s Rashan Gary (listed at 6-foot-5, 281 pounds) possesses an excellent blend of size and speed and if not for the sheer depth of defensive line talent, would probably wind up as a top-ten pick.
At this juncture, Gary is slightly behind the other premiere interior pass rushers because he has yet to develop his pass rush prowess and ability to take over a game like Houston’s Ed Oliver. There’s no doubt that he’s a special athlete, and I could see Gary posting gaudy numbers at the Combine that may take him off the board even earlier than this spot.