The New York Giants have said good bye to offensive lineman Brandon Mosley in their first wave of roster cuts. Mosley was their fourth round draft pick in 2012 out of Auburn. The Giants thought they had gotten a steal at the time but the 6’5″ 318 pound guard never became what they thought he would.
Mosley had only started 1 game for the Giants although he played in 22 games. The Giants have needed help on the offensive line during Mosley’s tenure with the team and he was never able to step up and take a starting job. Mosley always had the raw physical talent needed to be an offensive lineman in the NFL. He just never met his full potential.
This training camp, this preseason was the golden opportunity for Mosley. A team that needs so much help on the offensive line is going to give their guys every opportunity to prove that they can hold their own against the mammoth NFL defensive linemen. The Giants don’t have a very good answer at the right tackle position, but Mosley did not take advantage of the weak competition around him.
It was a little surprising to see Mosley on the chopping block already though. Mosley was placed on injured reserve in his rookie season. He only really had two seasons to prove himself with the organization. The Giants gave up an a player in which they invested a fourth round draft pick, that’s an eye opener.
I am still not convinced that the Giants won’t bring somebody in to compete for the right tackle job. One thing is for sure though, if you can’t play on the offensive line for the Giants, you can’t play on any offensive line.