The New York Giants front office is taking a look at Florida massive offensive lineman prospect David Sharpe.
The New York Giants have reportedly met with Florida offensive tackle David Sharpe at the 2017 NFL Combine according to his agent, Ron Butler.
At 6’6″ and 357 pounds, Sharpe was a highly touted prospect coming out of high school. Before choosing to attend Florida the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl had offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Ohio State, South Carolina and Tennessee.
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In 2014, he cracked Florida’s offensive line rotation as a true freshman and started 26 out of the Gators 27 games at left tackle throughout the past two seasons.
Sharpe is a massive prospect but may have to move to an interior line spot at the professional level due to his struggles against above average opposing pass rushers. At the combine, he ran a 5.44-second 40-yard dash and put up 19 reps on the bench press.
Sharpe project’s as a mid-to-late round selection, a potentially ideal fit for New York. The Giants are unlikely to add any offensive line help in the early rounds, as the team hopes to sign a veteran prior to the draft. Though he’ll take some developing, drafting a player like Sharpe, who has all the physical tools in the world, could be an intriguing fit.
If the team is looking for solid offensive line depth they have an excellent target in Sharpe. It is difficult to find an offensive line starter at the top of the draft, let alone in the middle rounds. As a rookie Sharpe would bring value as a backup big-bodied guard who New York can ease into potential swing tackle duties as his career progresses.