1. Weston Richburg
Weston Richburg is awarded the top spot in the All-Decade list for NY Giants centers due mainly to the number of games started for the Giants during his tenure. While his play was solid for the Giants during his time with the team, it never quite lived up to his second-round draft status.
Richburg was drafted in the second round of the 2014 draft, with the 43rd overall selection, by the New York Giants. Richburg came out of Colorado State University as one of the top center draft prospects in 2014.
While the hope was to have Richburg immediately start at center, he played mainly guard in 2014 due to an injury to Chris Snee. In 2015, Richburg would be moved back to his natural position of center, where he would enjoy the best season of his career. Following the conclusion of the 2015 season, PFF ranked Richburg as the second-best center in the NFL.
Richburg would start 15 games in 2014 (mostly at guard), 15 games in 2015, 16 games in 2016 and just four games in 2017, due to being placed on injured reserve with a concussion. Following the 2017 season, the Giants opted to not re-sign Richburg and he would instead sign a 5-year $47.5 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers.
Outside of his fantastic performance in 2015, Richburg’s play was somewhat inconsistent. However, he was able to log heavy snaps on the offensive line for the better part of three seasons for New York. That reliability is what vaults Richburg to the top spot on the All-Decade team for the New York Giants at the center position.