To the extent that Ereck Flowers and Chad Wheeler will be competing to be the starting right tackle for the Giants, it may not be much of a competition.
As explained by Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com, Flowers took all first-team reps during the team’s mandatory minicamp, and during three other offseason practices that were open to the media.
Wheeler, who started five games and appeared in 11 as a rookie, is firmly on track to be the swing tackle, spelling both Flowers and left tackle Nate Solder.
“I’ll never lose that chip on my shoulder [after] being undrafted,” Wheeler said, via Dunleavy. “The anxiety has gone down, I guess. It’s a little more of a flow state of mind. I’m living in the moment. You think too much when you are a rookie about your future or your past.”
For Flowers, the future entails a contract year, given that the Giants didn’t pick up the fifth-year option on the disappointing 2015 first-round pick. Which means he has an opportunity to attract a major payday, from the Giants or elsewhere.