Christian Darrisaw – OT, Virginia Tech
The Giants chose Andrew Thomas No. 4 overall in last April’s NFL Draft, but it remains to be seen if third-round rookie Matt Peart can emerge as a bookend on the right side.
This year, there is no consensus No. 2 offensive tackle behind Oregon’s Penei Sewell, expected to be a top-five pick, but Darrisaw has built quite a case during his time at Virginia Tech to carry that torch.
Darrisaw, 6-foot-5 and 314 pounds, has shown an ability to thrive in power or zone blocking schemes with an ability to quickly get to the second-level as a run-blocker, which could prove an asset for the Giants opening running lanes for Saquon Barkley.
In pass protection, Darrisaw has a solid anchor, rarely blown off his spot by a power rusher and has the chance to be a mauler in the ground game.
If the Giants prioritize fortifying the offensive line during the draft, adding Darrisaw to pair opposite Thomas could push him up the team’s board.