Justin Pugh fitting in at right tackle

This off-season, the Giants paid Will Beatty a lot of dough; fitting, as they viewed the 28-year-old lineman as the current and future protector of Eli Manning’s blindside.

With the 19th pick in the NFL Draft, the Giants continued their efforts of developing a stealth offensive line by drafting former Syracuse lineman Justin Pugh.

With prospects deliberating about where the first-rounder would fit in, it is apparent the G-Men consider Pugh the future at right tackle.

Despite lining up at left tackle during his time at Syracuse, Pugh took reps at right tackle during the team’s rookie camp. However, the team is confident Pugh can line up at any of the five positions, should an injury or other issue arise.

Right tackle appears to be the most likely position for Pugh to fit in, though, as  Beatty mans the left tackle slot, Kevin Boothe at left guard, David Bass at center and Chris Snee at right guard.

Veteran tackle David Diehl, who in March agreed to a 77.7-percent pay reduction, will likely serve as the primary backup to both Pugh and Beatty.

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9 comments
Adam Zacharius
Adam Zacharius

Are these available on iTunes?  Would love to listen to it in the car.

Wc Christopher
Wc Christopher

Neither team would even consider those moves. I wouldn't want Phanuef. Boychuk just signed with Boston. Rumor has it the Islanders are interested in Yandle with a package centered around Grabner. I'd love Marchand but Boston would never trade him.

dimaio34
dimaio34

I want this deal to be made. Isles ship Donovan Colin McDonald to boston for boychuk and Marchand. Then ship bailey and strait to Toronto for phanuef. I really don't wanna give up bailey but this would solidify our d.

Nelson Tavares okposo

Kulimen grabovski grabner

Lee Neilson strome

Clutterbuck Marchand Martin

Cizikas

Boulton

Phanuef hamonic

Boychuck reinhart

Hickey dehaan

Viznovsky

Halak

Johnson

I feel viz will not be the same player. Also Casey could be moved as well. I like him but he can easily be replaced. I think that team would be a sick team. Give me your thoughts.

since72
since72

@Wc Christopher Boychuk has a contract that ends in 2015.  Boston is in cap trouble and HAS to move someone with a cap hit similar to his.  He is essentially a 1 year rental.  He can't stop a trade to the NYI because his NMC expired in June.  It shouldn't cost all that much if that is the way Snow wants to go.  


I'm not buying that Yandle story.  As Orange said yesterday, Maloney is going to want too much to justify moving him.  Also, that -23 really gives me pause on a middle of the pack team.  If Snow is looking for an offensive defenseman, with little injury history and signed for 2 years, Yandle fits the bill but at what cost?

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

@dimaio34 those are two of the most ridiculously one sided trades ive ever seen.  if snow was able to make those work, he would be up for gm of the year. 

palffy
palffy

@dimaio34 you have to be trolling, right?  Why not try to get Stamkos for a package of Persson and Sundstrom while you're at it. Yikes.

Adam Zacharius
Adam Zacharius

Ahh that explains why it wasn't showing up when I searched for Point Blank Podcast in iTunes.