Here we are again, the NFL draft is upon us and with it's combination of monotony and excitement. It's kind of similar, the big gaping hole on the left side of the line and to a lesser degree RT and RG needs to be upgraded. Unfortunately, OL help is pretty much desired by a good percentage of the 32 teams. Looking at the FA signees of the OL persuasion and the numbers that it took is a reflection of their lack of availability. So, the Gmen are sitting at this moment at #23 with 2 possibly 3 round 1 LTs could fall to them. Last year, Conklin who the Titans traded up for was selected and was rumored that JR liked had a good season and became a starter at RT. Who, BTW, had a good one in Lewan at LT. Another guy who was supposedly liked by the Giants in his draft year.
Right now, Flowers has been put on notice from JR at the end of last season he has to start performing like a #1 pick. As fans, we have no idea about him regarding his attitude and thoughts about his progress. He has had two reputable OL coaches and no improvement is evident. We keep hearing his technique is terrible and no display of having the lateral ability to play T. The frightening thing is they might have to play him there with the same results. He has no competition, unless they move Pugh again.
So here we are, if the Giants agree that a OT falls to them they deem worthy they select him. If not they are going to(and rightfully so) draft another Eli Apple(or any position player worthy of the pick). I know I took some comfort that Apple turned out to be a good pick and he helped their CB positon immensely. I still would love to have bagged that elephant.