Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/13/13
Justin Pugh was a three year starter at left tackle at Syracuse, but the New York Giants see him as David Diehl’s eventual replacement at right tackle. Some offensive linemen make the move with ease, and some struggle to the point of getting the quarterback killed. The latter can’t happen when the QB is Eli Manning, so Pugh has to learn his new position well, or Tom Coughlin will find someone who can. Pugh, a first round pick is expected to be able to make the switch or the Giants wouldn’t have drafted him, and he even has a familar face in his college QB  Ryan Nassib on the same team, its best situation he could be in. At 6’4, 301 pounds Pugh has ideal size for right tackle, big enough to block down on running plays, strong enough to face the opposing defense’s bull rusher. However, for now he’s just learning what he already knows, only in reverse. "At first, when I first did it at the end of the season," Pugh said, via Dave Hutchinson of NJ.com. "But I’ve been working on my right tackle stance. It feels a lot better now. I just need to keep getting more and more live reps and it’ll get easier. "The whole thing is protect the inside. Before, I was right hand, right foot and now it’s just left hand, left foot. So it’s just getting used to that and just feeling more comfortable in that stance. It’s something that I feel really comfortable with now and just need to keep building on it over the summer." "I want (the coaches) to say this kid is going to come in and he’s going to work his butt off," he said. "That’s something I’ll try to do for my whole career."  
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