The reinvention of quarterback Eli Manning will happen more quickly if he has better blocking. The Giants addressed that issue with their second-round pick on Friday night, selecting Colorado State center Weston Richburg.
The top-rated center by DraftNasty.com, Richburg has played center, guard, and tackle. He also was a team captain, which suggests he’ll bring leadership to the offensive line.
The knock on Richburg is that his size, at 6-3, 300 pounds, is only average and that his frame isn’t wide enough.
A former high-school quarterback and hurdler, Richburg provides intriguing agility for the Giants offensive line, and the team hopes to get the most that it can from the remaining seasons of Eli Manning’s career.