Honorable mention: OT Matt Peart
Peart, the Giants’ third-round pick in April’s NFL Draft, hasn’t played enough snaps to qualify as one of the highest-graded players at his position, but he has actually been the Giants’ highest graded player so far.
Appearing in 49 offensive snaps, Peart has a team-best 80.4 offensive overall grade from Pro Football Focus.
Peart has been downright dominant as a run-blocker, garnering a 90 run-blocking grade, which is nearly 26 points higher than Andrew Thomas, the next-highest graded Giants’ lineman in run-blocking. While he has gone through some growing pains in pass protection, allowing two pressures, Peart has outperformed Thomas, who has given up an astonishingly high and team-worst 36.
If Thomas continues to struggle, or if the Giants reach a point where they are truly out of contention, it would be prudent to get Peart more meaningful snaps at right tackle replacing Cam Fleming or even over Thomas.
Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.