From SNYGiants special correspondent Bobby Guarente at the Timex Performance Center:
New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese seemed very confident with the selection of OT Justin Pugh of Syracuse. He said Pugh was the highest-rated guy they had left on their board.
The team is not sure which position he’ll start off at, but Reese projects Pugh to be a LT/RT or either guard. Some scouts have him playing center.
Reese said that Pugh was too good a value and that his 32″ arms are not an issue. The team has no concern about the shoulder issue Pugh battled this past season.
The Giants were “sweating” this pick as the draft came down to them.
Reese quoted George Young, “You win with big people.”