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Will Beatty says he’s “past expectations” in recovery from broken leg

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When potential draft picks for the Giants are discussed, offensive tackles find their way into the mix.

Part of that is because of the quality of tackles expected to be available when the Giants pick in the first round, part of it is because Will Beatty has yet to prove he’s the long-term answer at left tackle and still more is because the uncertainty around Beatty includes concern about his recovery from last year’s broken leg. Beatty has started running in a straight line, but his status for OTAs and the rest of the offseason program remain vague even though Beatty has declared himself ahead of schedule in his recovery.

“Who knows the future? I know today I’m doing good,” Beatty said, via Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger. “I know today I am past expectations of the doctor and I want to make sure tomorrow I’m the same way. I want to make sure I keep improving so when it is time for opening day, I’m there. When it is time to put on pads for the first time, I can put on pads. Those are my goals, to hit those, I guess, mile markers.”

If the Giants are concerned about Beatty’s health and/or ability to handle the job, drafting a new left tackle isn’t the only option on the table. They could also have him compete with last year’s top pick Justin Pugh and they have signed Charles Brown away from the Saints to give them more depth. Whichever route they take, the Giants will be well served to have options in case Beatty has a setback or continues to fall short of expectations during the season.

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5 Responses to “Will Beatty says he’s “past expectations” in recovery from broken leg”
  1. lic112014 says: Apr 28, 2014 1:00 PM

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.We cannot go into the season with Beatty at left tackle.If either Jake Matthews or Taylor Lewan is there at 12 jump on it.He gave up 10 sacks last season and he is recovering from a broken leg.Part of Eli’s problem last year was this guys play at left tackle.Keep Pugh at right tackle because he played well there last season and he should not get moved around.I know he played LT at Syracuse but keep him where he is.Both Matthews and Lewan and even Martin from Notre Dame would be a good choice.Beatty is not the answer.

  2. n0hopeleft says: Apr 28, 2014 1:48 PM

    Lic112014 is 100% right.

    No Giants fan denies that Eli needs a good line, he is not a play extender. Beatty can single handedly ruin a game, and every defense we face this year will plan for that.

    Get him some competition – draft a versatile OL in the first round.

  3. ohnoflorio says: Apr 28, 2014 2:17 PM

    Watching this line is going to be great…for ppl that dislike the NYG, wow they’re in trouble

  4. bcreed70 says: Apr 28, 2014 3:52 PM

    Load up on OL in the draft, too much talent on the OL is fine with me, protect Eli at all costs and the rest will fall into place.

  5. jpherling says: Apr 29, 2014 10:30 AM

    If they’re really well-served at LT, then they don’t need to draft another one in the first round. What they really need to do with their first pick is take a center, because the guy they have now is third or fourth rate – no better than Baas before he was injured.

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