Georgia’s Andrew Thomas has long been one of the top offensive tackles in this year’s draft class, and you can be sure the Giants — who need tons of offensive line help this offseason — will be scouting him heavily leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft.
Well, they’re set to start that evaluation on Thursday, which is when Thomas said he will be meeting with Big Blue.
Thomas, who has already met with the Jets informally, will go through the interview process with GM Dave Gettleman & Co. to see if he is the right fit for New York — somewhere he wouldn’t mind playing at all.
“That would be crazy,” he said about getting drafted to a New York team. “You guys know I signed with Roc Nation so I’ve been up there a couple times and New York’s a nice city.”
Thomas is in the mix with Louisville’s Mekhi Becton, Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs, and Alabama’s Jedrick Wills as one of the top tackle prospects in the draft. Becton told reporters he would “love to” play for the Giants, saying he just loves “the New York griminess.” Sources have also told SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano that the Giants already “love” Wirfs.
So the competition will be heavy at the Combine to see which of these tackles will standout the most, as each of them obviously want to be the first one off the draft board. All four of these youngsters could find themselves going in the first round, though.
Giants GM Dave Gettleman said Tuesday that the Giants are “open for business,” though it should be noted that Gettleman has never traded back in the draft. If he did, however, Thomas may still be on the board.
The Giants know they still need to improve their O-line to help Daniel Jones stay upright. Nate Solder is the current left tackle, but the Giants may have the idea of drafting one to pair up with Darnold for years to come.
And Thomas could very well be that player.