Round 1 pick, LT – Andrew Thomas
The Giants chose Thomas No. 4 overall, making him the first of four offensive tackles chosen in the first-round in hopes that he would quickly develop into an anchor along a rebuilt line and be able to keep Daniel Jones upright.
It has been a tough go for Thomas so far.
Thomas has already allowed four sacks, 28 total pressures, and three hits in 326 snaps. Pro Football Focus ranks Thomas 63rd out of 72 offensive tackles with an overall grade of just 57, a pass-block grade of 47.4, and a run-blocking grade of 56.9. Certainly not ideal.
Sunday against the Cowboys, Demarcus Lawrence blew right past Thomas, who offered little resistance, on his way to sacking Daniel Jones and forcing a fumble that was returned for a touchdown.
It’s easy to blame the lack of an offseason program, an abridged training camp, and a summer without preseason games for Thomas’ early-career struggles, but fellow first-round picks Tristan Wirfs, Jedric Wills, and Mekhi Becton all rank significantly higher than Thomas.