Mosley will compete for right guard

Brandon Mosley is expected to compete for the starting right guard position (Orr, July 13).

Mosley took most of the first-team reps in the spring while Chris Snee recovered from offseason surgery.

Mosley was the 131st pick in the 2012 draft after playing defensive end and tight end at JUCO before transferring to Auburn.

Mosley played 59 snaps last season.




4 comments
Joseph Bulger III
Joseph Bulger III

Three unsettled questions on the O-line:  Beatty, Walton, and Snee.  I'd be very pleasantly surprised if all three turned out to be full up rounds and playing well.  If Beatty's off, then Brown at LT will have to play at a higher level.  If Walton plays like he did in his last full season, when PFF graded him out as the worst Center in the entire League, then that's asking a lot of rookie Richburg to step in, although he certainly was the best Center in the nation.  If Snee's elbow and hips don't let him return to form, then Jerry or Mosley will have to get it done.  Throw in unproven blocking TEs, a new starting RB who must effectively pass protect, and a new offensive scheme... this could all add up to a really effective and productive offense, or a disaster.        

The media buzz right after the draft was how quickly Richburg would force Snee into early retirement.  Now we're hearing about Mosley?  Is it spin?  Or is it an indication that, for the first time in many years, there may actually be some depth on the Giant OL?  Still some major question marks about LT, but, if Beatty returns healthy, we may be able to actually make the offense work.  McAdoo's offense doesn't require the OL to give Eli ten seconds per drop.  If it holds up, Eli will pick the holes pretty easily and, if the WRs aren't brain dead, he's going to have a really good season, taking a lot of pressure off an improved defense.  Especially if the TE position comes on line.  Things are looking up.

Nicholas Megna
Nicholas Megna

I don't think that you are being overly optimistic at all. I think that you are being quite pragmatic. Two of the keys to this season will be the health and the production of both lines. There are plenty of question marks concerning both lines, but I think there is reason to believe that the offensive line should be much improved. The defensive line worries me more. If JPP can not return to form and if the Giants can not find another pass rusher opposite of JPP, then we will see more of the defense than we care to, as it won't be getting off the field.

Tamás Asbóth
Tamás Asbóth

Would be the best case scenario. Snee deserves every chance but he is probably done. Pugh and Schwartz are good. Richburg was the best center in this draft class and I think he could be our next center for the next 10 years. If Mosley can contribute too that would be great. WIth these guys (and with a good blocking TE) Beatty will be better for sure. I know this sound a bit optimist but we have the chance to have a decent offensive line.