9. Ereck Flowers

Position: Left Tackle
College: Miami (FL)
Overall Pick: 9
Year Drafted: 2015

Ereck Flowers raised some eyebrows when he was selected in 2015, and so far, the decision has not panned out. Flowers was thrown into the fire in his rookie season, stepping up as the Giants starting left tackle following an injury to Will Beatty. While he struggled somewhat in his first season, Flowers held his own.

This season, Flowers’ second as a pro, has really been startling. Characterized as a physical beast with very raw technique, Flowers has never shown the progression that was expected of him. Watching Sunday Night Football last weekend against the Cowboys, NBC color commentator Chris Collinsworth had a field day taking apart just how poor Flowers technique is.

He is among the league leaders in the NFL in holding penalties and penalties in general, and has struggled to protect Eli Manning’s blind side. While the Giants have outwardly stood by their former first rounder, one has to wonder how long he will get before he is benched and/or replaced.

Here are some examples of Flowers’ ineptitude, whether it be pass protection, run blocking, or penalties:

Giants fans have soured on Flowers, and it is up to the Miami product to try and right the ship as New York marches toward a playoff berth.