The NY Giants’ rookie class has offered very little during the team’s 0-5 start, particularly first-round pick Andrew Thomas, who is suffering through serious growing pains at left tackle
The NY Giants are 0-5, and will once again not be playing any meaningful games from the month of October onward, and this year’s rookie class has brought little to the table through the first five weeks.
Meanwhile, unlike last year’s draft class that saw quarterback Daniel Jones, defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence, and linebacker Oshane Ximines contribute caliber snaps as rookies, thus far only first-round pick left tackle Andrew Thomas has been a mainstay in the starting lineup. Even Thomas has been going through significant growing pains.
Here’s a look at how each of the Giants’ rookies have fared so far this season:
DB Xavier McKinney
McKinney, the Giants’ second-round pick out of Alabama, suffered a fractured foot back in August and has been on injured reserve ever since. The No. 37 overall pick in the draft, the Giants were ecstatic about adding McKinney’s speed, athleticism and versatility to play safety or cornerback to a largely under-talented secondary. Now, the Giants just hope McKinney is healthy enough at some point this season to make his debut, and the injury doesn’t severely limit his ceiling.
LB T.J. Brunson
Brunson, chosen by the Giants in in the seventh-round, but has not yet been active for a game, let alone crack the linebacker rotation.
CB Chris Williamson
Williamson, chosen by the Giants in the seventh-round out of Minnesota, was released at the end of training camp and has spent the first five games of the season on the practice squad.