Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 4/25/13
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 Giants coaching staff will love his versatility, as Pugh has also played guard and center in past seasons for the Syracuse Orange.The front office is unsure how the offensive line will look a year from now, Pugh could line up anywhere on the line of scrimmage in 2014.A Better Pick Here Would Have Been The Giants need to add another consistent pass-catcher to their offense from the tight end position, and Tyler Eifert is too good of a talent to pass up at the 19th overall pick. He can attack an opposing defense in several different ways, as Eifert can stretch a defense deep downfield with his speed or out-muscle the corners on the outside with his size and athleticism.The VerdictJustin Pugh has as much upside as any offensive lineman available in this year’s NFL Draft, and could develop into a future team leader. The Giants address an immediate and future need with this selection, as Pugh is a terrific value pick at the No. 19 position.
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