Giants Select OT Ereck Flowers With 9th Overall Pick
Flowers, the ninth overall pick, is a 6-6, 329-pounder from the University of Miami is known for stout run blocking and aggressive play. The selection could provide the Giants much needed flexibility as Flowers can play multiple positions on the line. Moving Justin Pugh to guard has already come up.
“I see myself anywhere on the line,” said Flowers, who noted he played some guard in practice. “I’m ready to come in anywhere on the line to make a contribution. Whatever helps the team win.
“I have a lot of confidence in myself and whatever I do or I wouldn’t be playing this sport at all or doing any of the stuff I do. It’s really just the confidence in myself and what I see in myself. I can’t really sit here and persuade you, but I’m confident in myself and what I do.”
Head coach Tom Coughlin never likes to show his hand, leaving all possibilities open.
“I am not going to comment on that until I have the opportunity to talk to our coaches about exactly how we are going to go about starting this,” Coughlin said. “He can be either side. He [was] a left tackle last year, but he has the size and so on and so forth to play a lot of spots if you so desire. We think he is a tackle.”
The pick may not be the most sexiest selection made, but the saying is “the game is won in the trenches”. Flowers will bring size, (lots of size) aggressive play and is able to play multiple positions. Giants GM Jerry Reese feels the pick is both need and value.
“We always talk about we’re going to take the best player, but we’re always cognizant of what our need is as well,” general manager Jerry Reese said. “And we think this is a good need and a value pick for us. We think this can help solidify the offensive line, so hopefully this will settle the offensive line down and we don’t have to keep talking about the offensive line as much.”
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