New York Giants make veteran adds to offensive line ahead of NFL Draft
The New York Giants added former Bill Jon Feliciano and former Colt guard Chris Glowinski on the first day of free agency.
The New York Giants made prioritizing the offensive line a top priority as free agency began Monday.
Mark Glowinski signed a 3 year 20 million dollar deal. They also signed Jon Feliciano to a one-year deal and he will likely be the Giants‘ starting center this fall.
Feliciano brings some veteran stability coming off an injury-plagued season. Coming into the off-season the New York Giants seemed to be looking for four starting offensive linemen, and quickly added two veterans.
New York still has very limited flexibility in free agency due to such a tight budget after former GM Dave Gettleman for the team in cap hell.
The New York Giants have two first-round picks and it’s very likely that they will use one of those picks on an offensive lineman. GM Joe Schoen will likely get one in the first round and one later on in the draft. They still can make another move in free agency that will come at a cheaper price.
The Giants will hope Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal will fall to them at fifth overall. Neal can play on both the left and right side. Despite signing Feliciano the NY Giants will also have interest in Iowa Tyler Linderbaum.
Some other interesting first-round talents include Charles Cross, Trevor Penning, and Sean Rhyan.
There’s no guarantee the team takes one of the first-round offensive lineman with a ton of needs on defense but it’s likely they at least take one of the offensive lineman and one of the star defensive players.
The NY Giants have had a lot of issues over the last few years on the offensive side of the ball and the offensive line deserves a lot of that blame. The NY Giants will attempt to give Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley a stable offensive line for the first time ever.
It was a good first day for new general manager Joe Schoen as he inked two offensive linemen who will start for the team in the upcoming season.
New York Giants fans should be happy after the team seemed to neglect the offensive line for so long. Schoen added two veteran starters on a budget for strong deals. The NY Giants offensive line still needs a lot of work but it is much better today than it was yesterday and that it is a great thing.