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Giants add to offensive line run with Justin Pugh at 19

Mike Glennon, Justin Pugh, Cornelius Washington AP

The Giants needed to add some youth to their offensive line, and found it with their first-round pick.

With the 19th overall selection, the Giants took Syracuse tackle Justin Pugh, who will likely begin inside at guard.

He can push David Diehl out of the starting lineup at right tackle eventually, if not now. The 32-year-old Diehl took a pay cut this offseason to stay, which might buy him some time.

They locked up left tackle Will Beatty prior to free agency, and now have another solid piece to protect Eli Manning.

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32 Responses to “Giants add to offensive line run with Justin Pugh at 19”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 25, 2013 10:27 PM

    We laugh at NYG. Eternal 2nd place spot in the NFC East in the RGIII Era. #RedskinsdefenseeatsNYGOline

  2. chooko says: Apr 25, 2013 10:27 PM

    Not thrilled, but I *suppose* the professionals might know more than I do.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 25, 2013 10:29 PM

    Forget about 1st place in the NFC East in the RGIII Era NY. #Gottawaittil2030

  4. giantsfan82 says: Apr 25, 2013 10:29 PM

    WOW. What a waste. This guy would have lasted until the second round. Worst 1st round pick since Ron Dayne.

  5. melkipershero says: Apr 25, 2013 10:30 PM

    Congrats Gmen fan, your team isnt dumb enough to throw away a first on Teo.

  6. DonRSD says: Apr 25, 2013 10:31 PM

    IN REESE WE TRUST…..GO BIG BLUE!!!

  7. censoredagain says: Apr 25, 2013 10:32 PM

    Lots of people are freaking out, but I’m real happy with the pick. There is a major need, and the kid plays Guard and Tackle. Guess folks need a headline grabber to brag to their little friends, which is why they dont like this pick.

  8. mfb73 says: Apr 25, 2013 10:35 PM

    Well, have to trust Reese on this……I guess

  9. giantsfan82 says: Apr 25, 2013 10:37 PM

    “Lots of people are freaking out, but I’m real happy with the pick. There is a major need, and the kid plays Guard and Tackle. Guess folks need a headline grabber to brag to their little friends, which is why they dont like this pick.”

    You’re an idiot. He probably had the worst Senior Bowl game of everyone in attendance. He got absolutely steamrolled by everyone who lined up against him. The big east players OWNED HIM on nearly every play. Not to mention he’s got T-rex arms. You obviously know NOTHING about football. The guy is a low second rounder AT BEST. Do your homework.

  10. 13arod says: Apr 25, 2013 10:38 PM

    i thought the could have got the tightend from northa dame

  11. skns2thend says: Apr 25, 2013 10:38 PM

    Giants are surely to be stronger in 13. Thought nit as strong as the defending NFC East champs. And we know who that is.
    HTTR

  12. gcsuk says: Apr 25, 2013 10:39 PM

    No real comment, just

    #logicalvoicesaysreallyneedstogetalife

    and

    #musthavealotofpentupragerootingfortheRedskinsalltheseyears

    and let’s not forget

    #whenwasthelasttimetheskinswontheSB?

  13. bamj6 says: Apr 25, 2013 10:41 PM

    Not a real sexy name OL, but it’s a clear message to David Diehl that he’s not starter material anymore.

    Good job Reese.

  14. dlr4skins says: Apr 25, 2013 10:42 PM

    My last name is Reese and you can trust that I just looked and RG3 and the REDSKINS ARE STILL NFC EAST CHAMPIONS and Old Stubby Armed Pugh won’t be able to help the Redskins from owning you!

    At least there is more than one “logical voice” here.

    HTTR Baby!

  15. kingcarlbanks says: Apr 25, 2013 10:43 PM

    A solid pick. Keeps Eli clean and helps the run game as well. Hopefully we get some LB and CB help in the later rounds. Oh btw Logic, kinda sucks playing second fiddle to the Ravens in Maryland/DC huh?

  16. justintuckrule says: Apr 25, 2013 10:44 PM

    If you are used to an Eli with a clean jersey and like the fact that he is an ironman especially compared to the other scrub qbs in our division, then picks like Pugh….who can play anywhere on the line….is an absolute necessity.

  17. melkipershero says: Apr 25, 2013 10:48 PM

    If the Giants are so irrelevant why does every post have Skins fans?

  18. kingcarlbanks says: Apr 25, 2013 11:03 PM

    @dlr4skins
    Hey how was that parade for winning the NFC East? Can’t wait to see the rings and trophy for that!

    FAIL!

  19. bigbwoy000 says: Apr 25, 2013 11:21 PM

    The Washington Redskins…irrelevant since 1991.

  20. gamecheck1 says: Apr 25, 2013 11:53 PM

    To be hated by the skins.. Shows the Gmens domination! #washingtonhasnothing

  21. revskip says: Apr 25, 2013 11:53 PM

    Florio managed to find the worst possible picture for Pugh’s upside, but I like the pick. Versatility on the o-line is great. He gets a year to develop into a guy who turned out to be pretty good to the G-Men David Diehl.

    Love the Redskins fans turning out to support their team after having made the playoffs 4 times since 1993. Especially when those same Redskins fans were so quiet the last few seasons. Still am glad to be a Giants fans since we have won 2 Super Bowls in the past 6 seasons but at least Redskins fans are back in a division that has watched Big Blue succeed while the rest of the division has failed miserably since the 90s (Cowboys), 80s (Redskins) and 60s (Eagles).

  22. pnut87 says: Apr 26, 2013 12:02 AM

    I would have rather picked up Ogletree or Rhodes, but the OL has been a long time coming, and Pugh addresses that need. Not the sexy pick, Olinemen never are, but a good one will pay dividends.

  23. fantom21 says: Apr 26, 2013 12:14 AM

    He can play both guard and tackle. That’s great! Put him inside and cofield and company will eat him alive. Put him outside and orakpo and Kerrigan will eat him whole. HTTR, BEST QB IN THE NFCEAST, #marablows #amukamaraisababy #osakpoed

  24. drexelvol says: Apr 26, 2013 12:20 AM

    I absolutely love the picture chosen here. The dude is getting plowed over by a Georgia lineman. Get used to seeing that image, giants fans.

  25. brickcitygiant says: Apr 26, 2013 12:36 AM

    All-time series NYG leads 92-64-4[2]….. Nuff said, get your little shine on off your little taste of post season….. Y’all talk like y’all won the Super Bowl….. Worry about your qb staying healthy….

  26. arrowdead says: Apr 26, 2013 5:08 AM

    “…and now have another solid piece to protect Eli Manning.”

    They have the rights to their rookie draft pick, like all other teams; that’s it.. I’m not sure sure how Pugh can be considered a “solid piece” and a starter already considering, you know, he HASNT PLAYED IN THE NFL YET.

  27. pologroundsvet says: Apr 26, 2013 6:31 AM

    Solid, smart no frills pick that should help the team for 10 years on an O line that is aging. I like it.

  28. maurysline says: Apr 26, 2013 6:38 AM

    It’s his versatility that makes this a good pick. Why is everyone putting this kid at OT indefinitely ? The G-men are aging across the whole O-line except for Beatty at LT and I would not be so sure he does not eventually end up on the interior. This seems to be one of Reese’s recent favored scouting attributes….O-line players who can play multiple positions. Booth , Cordle , Diehl, etc all can move around.

  29. thehouseofho says: Apr 26, 2013 7:45 AM

    Haven’t heard so much negativity about a Giants first round pick since they drafted Hakeem Nicks, or Jason Pierre-Paul, or David Wilson.

  30. greymares says: Apr 26, 2013 7:58 AM

    As an Eagle fan that would be happy if the Giants went 0-16 i think they got an immediate starter on the right side. Diehl is done and Snee’s recovery from surgery do to the fact that he can’t seem to push himself away from the table, is not a given

  31. bookofelisha says: Apr 26, 2013 11:04 AM

    great ADD for big blue.. its going to be between dallas and NYG for the division..i think elis got this division locked up

  32. bigbluelou says: Apr 26, 2013 4:09 PM

    Like the pick. They needed to addres the Oline. Snee Boothe, Diehl all in 30’s. one year deals. Snee coming of hip surgery. This guy can play RT or LT possibly even center as per Flathery. With Brewer, Mosley Pugh McCants etc. We’ll see how things shape up. Youth will be needed soon. Diehl has been here since 2004. This guy could be here for a while too. As long as he keeps Eli upright I don’t care how “short” his arms are. Address the dee tonight! GO BLUE!

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