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With the 19th selection of the 2013 NFL Draft, the New York Football Giants select Guard Justin Pugh out of Syracuse.
Pugh started 34 games in his career, and earned All Big East honors in three consecutive seasons; second team as a sophomore, and first team as a junior and season. Pugh entered the draft after his junior season.
Pugh is a seasoned starter at offensive tackle with very good movement skills. However, he lacks adequate arm length and size to stick at offensive tackle going forward. His best fit will likely be as an offensive guard in a zone-blocking scheme.
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PICK: Justin Pugh, OT/G, SyracuseANALYSIS: I hate this pick so much. I question whether or not he can even be a tackle in the NFL; a right tackle at best. I've always seen him as more of a guard. I've never had Pugh graded as a first round prospect, despite all the recent hype about him. I really think there are much better lineman in this draft, and plenty of better defensive...
How we came to that prediction is almost as interesting as the pick itself. Late developments with two players on the Packers' wish list potentially will have a major impact on how the first round shapes up. In the end, we went with Syracuse OT Justin Pugh over two other strong possibilities.
The VitalsNFL Team: New York GiantsPick Number: 19Players Name: Justin PughPosition: Offensive TackleSchool: Syracuse UniversityHeight/Weight: 6-4, 304lbs.How Is the FitJustin Pugh will bring high energy and toughness to an aging New York Giants offensive line, and you can expect him to join the competition for the starting right tackle position in training camp this summer. The...
1.19 New York Giants Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse, (6-5, 307)
The New York Giants continue to do what they do. It’s rarely a sexy pick from the G-Men and this is not different. The Giants know that Eli Manning needs to stay safe in order for them to be successful and Pugh can step in right away at right tackle or right guard. He could also fill-in on the left side if needed.
In our early draft projections back in November, we felt no Orange would be selected on the first night. We were wrong. Ryan Nassib’s stock dropped, while Justin Pugh’s rose. We pretty much pegged Shamarko Thomas accurately. Here’s a look at where Syracuse players have been drafted through the four rounds:
Round 1: (#19 overall) Justin Pugh, New York Giants.
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