With Brandon Marshall now in the mix, Jerry Reese and the New York Giants need to take care of the most important hole: the offensive line.
Eli Manning is going to be 36 this upcoming season and he’s not getting any younger. The star QB is also signed through the 2019 season.
With that in mind, one of the most important keys for Eli is to have a good offensive line. With a good O-line, there is no telling how good Eli can be in 2017.
Keeping the QB healthy is a must for the win-now G-Men.
The former Ole Miss quarterback has had some pretty great offensive lines in his past, in the present, though, not so much. Their division rival, the Dallas Cowboys arguably have the best offensive line in the NFL. They were able to achieve this through the draft. Likewise, the Giants have attempted to follow this strategy. Last year out of their main starters, four were Giants draft picks.
The problem is that while the Cowboys have been able to hit on offensive line picks, the Giants have not been as successful. In the past Jerry Reese has been infamous for holding on to draft picks too long (Markus Kuhn), perhaps that will change starting with the offensive line.
Join us as we analyze all five of the positions along Big Blue’s offensive line: