Thursday, February 21, 2013
Giants drafting a guard?
By Tim Kavanagh
One debate that we hear every draft season regarding standout interior offensive linemen is whether a team wants to secure a player that can be a 10-year starter vs. a player that could potentially be a hot-ticket item at a splashier position (like a WR, QB, DE, etc.). The conversation continues this year with Alabama's Chance Warmack and UNC's Jonathan Cooper, both of whom appear ready to start for an NFL team, but who some may not consider worthy of a pick in the top half of the draft order.
One team that may be considering grabbing one of them is the New York Giants, if either of them are still around at No. 20 overall. In a recent mailbag post, Michael Eisen of Giants.com indicated that the team will be considering adding some help at the OG position during the draft this year. Veteran Chris Snee may be retiring soon, and starting LG Kevin Boothe is an impending free agent, so there's a need to add a player that can start immediately if necessary.