After the 2023 season Andrew Thomas delivered for the NY Giants, there's no question that he's one of the best offensive tackles in the game. His Second Team All-Pro honor is still something Big Blue supporters are talking about.
So, surely, people across the NFL think he's a Top 4-5 tackle in the game, right? It doesn't look that way. In head-scratching fashion, the coaches, execs and scouts that ESPN polled came to the conclusion that Thomas is the No. 7 OT in the league. Someone even had tha audacity to leave him out of the Top 10. Give us a break.
Andrew Thomas is easily a Top 5 OT in the NFL entering the 2023 season
"The Giants have a cornerstone left tackle in Thomas, who fortified the offense and created holes for running back Saquon Barkley. Thomas committed just two penalties all year and posted a solid 92.6% pass block win rate, ninth among offensive linemen."- ESPN's Jeremy Fowler on Thomas
The highest someone ranked Thomas was No. 4, while an unknown person did in fact leave him out of Top 10, which is a complete and total joke. What else does the former first-round pick have to do to get a little respect these days?
Per the ESPN article, the rankings had Trent Williams at No. 1, followed by Laremy Tunsil, Tristan Wirfs, Lane Johnson, Jordan Mailata, Penei Sewell, Thomas, Rashawn Slater, Christian Darrisaw and Kolton Miller at No. 10. How in the heck is Mailata in the Top 5 and Thomas isn't?
Per Fowler, a 'high-ranking NFL official' even had Mailata at No. 1 on his list. That's just absurd. This just goes to show that not a lot of people are taking the G-Men too seriously heading into the new season. That will change soon enough, as a big campaign is coming for NY and Thomas.