Upgrade the Offensive Line at All Costs
Before Pugh got hurt, he was one of the best guards in football last season. Despite taking a step back, Richburg continues to show signs of being one of the top centers for the next decade. And while his position remains to be seen, the Giants have invested too much into Flowers to give up just two years after drafting him.
Other than that, however, the Giants must reinforce their front five.
If Reese doesn’t think someone like Howard deserves a first round grade, there will be a bevy of quality big men that will be on the board when the Giants are on the clock.
Garrett Bolles, starting tackle from Utah, has just one season of starting experience but has displayed strong technique and impressive strength that will translate to the next level. Alabama’s Cam Robinson has had plenty of off-field issues but the tackle is one of the most impressive players in between the lines. Lastly, Ryan Ramcyzk played both guard and tackle at Wisconsin and, if healthy, will be highly sought after.
But like Reese did last season, he shouldn’t be shy at throwing money at some quality free agents as well.
If the Giants want to target potential, trying to pry guard/tackle Luke Joeckel from the Jacksonville Jaguars or guard Larry Warford from the Detroit Lions could be an option. If they want to go down the veteran route, dumping the money trunk into Terron Armstead or Cordy Glenn‘s backyard would be a smart idea.
The Giants need to do a better job protecting Manning. Whether it’s in the draft or free agency, they need to revamp the O-Line.