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2020 NFL Scouting Combine: These 10 offensive tackles are can’t miss TV for Giants’ fans

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The Giants will need at least one young tackle

With the average play of right tackle Mike Remmers, and the disappointment that left tackle Nate Solder has provided the past two years, the New York Giants are suddenly in need of a quality guy to come in and at least compete for one of the starting tackle positions.

The best scenario is for GM Dave Gettleman to draft one of the blue-chip offensive tackles with the fourth overall pick in the first-round or with their early second-round selection at No. 36, and then sign one of the better free agent options. That would probably solve the situation with two fresh quality players.

The Combine is in full-swing this week with results aired on NFL Network. Friday from 4-11 p.m. (ET) is when the offensive line players will perform their drills, run the 40 and showcase their skills.

Here is a list of offensive tackles Giants’ fans should be watching.

Trey Adams – Washington

Height: 6-foot-8 | Weight: 318 pounds
Round projection: 4

Two-time first-team All-Pac 12, shows serious athletic ability for a man his size. Quick feet is essential for an OT and Adams has them. Big, bulldozer type body and hand work.

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Mekhi Becton

Mekhi Becton – Louisville

Height: 6-foot-7 34 | Weight: 364 pounds
Round projection: 1

Massive human being. Had a tremendous junior season capped off by being named First-team All-ACC. Very smooth blocking techniques with tremendous reach. Very, very strong man. Road grader type player.

Saahdiq Charles – LSU

Height: 6-foot-4 14 | Weight: 321
Round projection: 2

Might need to bulk up a bit, but is a terrific pass blocker. Good push, but needs a bit of hand work. Natural athlete without any quit on plays.

Austin Jackson – USC

Height: 6-foot-4 7/8 : 322 pounds
Round projection: 2-3

First-team All-Pac 12 last year. Excellent run blocker and may be suited for the right tackle position. Needs to become stronger and had some problems with speedy defensive ends. Very good reach and is an exceptional drive blocker.

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Josh Jones

Josh Jones – Houston

Height: 6-foot-5 | Weight: 319
Round projection: 1-2

Heavy riser since his success at the Senior Bowl. Not exceptional reach, but he is strong and able to push aside bodies. Second-team All-AAC as a senior. Quick transitions and can handle the quicker defensive ends.

Lucas Niang – TCU

Height: 6-foot-6 | Weight: 315
Round projection: 2

Another load of a man. Second-team All-Big 12 his senior season. Long arms for good reach with good functional power. Very strong. Moves exceptionally well for a man his size. Not the best pass blocker, but is instinctive in the run game.

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Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas – Georgia

Height: 6-foot-5 1/8 | Weight: 315
Round projection: 1

Thomas has been long been considered on of the best tackles in the class. Was a three-year starter in a difficult conference and saw some of college football’s best defensive ends. A true left tackle, has size and athleticism and quick feet. Unamious All-American and first-team All-SEC his final year of college. Would become an instant starter.

Prince Tega Wanogho – Auburn

Height: 6-foot-5 | Weight: 308 pounds
Round projection: 2

First-team All-SEC as a senior. Footwork seems to be a work in progress, but is a good drive blocker in the rushing attack. Needs to win more push battles. Good mobility, but contact balance is mediocre. Works well as a run blocker.

Jedrick Wills – Alabama

Height: 6-foot-4 14 | Weight: 312
Round projection: 1

Might be the best tackle in this year’s draft. Last year was first-team All-SEC. A true right tackle, is a power blocker with consistency with staying with his man. Spectacular first blows and is very strong. A vicious personality on the field with confidence.

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Tristan Wirfs

Tristan Wirfs – Iowa

Height: 6-foot-4 7/8 | Weight: 320
Round projection: 1

Named the Big 10 Offensive Lineman of the Year last year as well as first-team All-Big 10. Very rare specimen of size plus strength. Can play either side. Power is his best attribute and does not get beat often in pass protection.

Original article: https://www.bigblueview.com/2020/2/28/21151637/2020-nfl-scouting-combine-these-10-offensive-tackles-are-cant-miss-tv-for-giants-fans

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