Grading every NY Giants first-round pick since 2013

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NY Giants 2015 first-round pick: Ereck Flowers, F

There is really no good way to look at this pick. Not only was Ereck Flowers a bad player, but some of the names selected after him could have brought in some game-changing talent for the Giants. Not only was Flowers one of the worst picks made in the entire 2015 NFL Draft, but he's one of the biggest busts of the last decade.

While Flowers would find some footing after making the shift to guard, it wouldn't be enough as Flowers hasn't been in the league since 2021. During his time with New York, though, Flowers was flat-out terrible. In his first three seasons with the team, Flowers would allow 15 sacks, 121 pressures, and would be responsible for 32 penalties.

Flowers was so bad that the Giants couldn't trade him in 2017, and were forced to release him halfway through the season. This move easily set the Giants back by five-plus years. Not only did it take until 2020 for the Giants to find stability at tackle, but the amount of time the team spent trying to develop Flowers caused them to pass on some truly elite talent at the position.