Nov 29, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) is blocked by New York Giants offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse (73) during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
The Giants added a tackle in the draft this past April, but they do need another one. Marshall Newhouse is a serviceable swing tackle, and they could be without Will Beatty next season since his cap hit will be more than $9 million. That leaves just second-year Ereck Flowers and Newhouse as the team’s tackles (excluding Justin Pugh who primarily plays inside). Not only does that leave the tackle position terribly thin, but it also leaves the Giants with very little talent to work with.
The Giants offense currently relies so heavily on the pass they cannot afford to keep Eli Manning on his back. And it won’t help them improve their run game when their backs are running behind a developing left tackle and career swing tackle. If the Giants are going to improve their rushing game and offense altogether, it starts with not only adding depth to the outside, but also talent. Tackle will be a huge need for them to address as they enter the offseason.
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