Let’s just talk about the sheer size of offensive guard Marcus McKethan for a moment. At 6-6 and 340 lbs, make no mistake about it, McKethan is going to be a stud on the NY Giants‘ offensive line and easily stand out from the rest.
McKethan is huge and the perfect kind of offensive lineman you can build around, especially with how well he does in pass protection in the heat of the moment. With a plethora of starting experience at North Carolina, he will join his fellow Tar Heel Joshua Ezeudu in the city that never sleeps.
With all his experience at offensive guard, this is a great pick by new general manager Joe Schoen who knows that to win football games, you need to beef up your team’s offensive line. So far in the 2022 NFL Draft, it’s a great sight to see Schoen prioritize the Giants’ offensive line since it’s been so problematic over the past few years.
NY Giants wisely add a huge offensive guard in Marcus McKethan
McKethan brings size, strength, power, and a high football IQ that the Giants’ coaching staff can easily mold to be in a rotational role as early as this upcoming season. Since the Giants’ offensive line needed help badly, it wouldn’t even be crazy to see him get some decent playing time in 2022.
As the Giants do their best to rebuild their roster towards greatness, these are the kinds of draft picks that can easily help build a foundation for a brighter future. Huge offensive linemen like McKethan aren’t easy to find and well, it looks like the Giants got a steal here in Round 5.
Hopefully, McKethan will enjoy a long and great career with Big Blue and be that next anchor on their offensive line that brings many years of consistent play. Wait until Giants Nation sees how huge McKethan is when he steps foot on the field wearing a Giants uniform ready to make a name for himself.