New York Giants: 5 questions about offensive line

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Aug 3, 2014; Canton, OH, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Justin Pugh (67) defends against Buffalo Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes (51) in the 2014 Hall of Fame game at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

3. Who Plays Right Tackle?

The Giants are pretty much forced to play Justin Pugh at right tackle. Pugh has struggled as a right tackle since being drafted in the first round in 2013. Pugh has shown flashes of brilliance but hasn’t been the player the Giants expected. You don’t draft a right tackle in the first round, you draft a future left tackle. It looks like that is something that Pugh will never be.

Ideally you could move Pugh to the guard position. He wouldn’t struggle with the speed rush and he could play more to his strengths. Pugh has the body of a guard, and he is playing the tackle position. But you’re not going to take Geoff Schwartz away from his guard duties. You certainly don’t want Marshall Newhouse playing left tackle.

The left tackle position is pretty much a lock. If you can’t figure out the right tackle position, you’re not going to throw one of them at the left side. Flowers has the left tackle job for the foreseeable future. Pugh will have to hold his own at the right tackle position.

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