Ereck Flowers may be on track to start at right tackle

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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.

11 responses to “Ereck Flowers may be on track to start at right tackle

  1. After being a turnstile for 3 years I pity the team that gives him a deal even if he plays well this season. Because once he gets paid he’ll turn into a lazy doormat again.

  2. He won’t get a major payday even he makes All-Pro. He was thrown to the wolves from day 1.

    Had he been an UDFA, he would have been benched, cut or developed at RT. How many others from the 1st round, that draft, play LT? Scherff or Peat? Or the guy who got screwed, Collins? None.

    NONE. Ogbuehi plays RT and it took him some time to get there.

    I hope he does great but 1 great year, in a contract year is fools gold. But it’s still not fair what happened to him.

  3. backintheday99 says:
    July 1, 2018 at 2:28 pm
    He won’t get a major payday even he makes All-Pro. He was thrown to the wolves from day 1.

    Had he been an UDFA, he would have been benched, cut or developed at RT. How many others from the 1st round, that draft, play LT? Scherff or Peat? Or the guy who got screwed, Collins? None.

    NONE. Ogbuehi plays RT and it took him some time to get there.

    I hope he does great but 1 great year, in a contract year is fools gold. But it’s still not fair what happened to him.
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    1st round pick LT DJ Humphries is by far the best Tackle from that draft class, and he was the last taken in RD-1 @ 24th overall. Had he of waited one more year he would of been a top 10 pick, but the knock on him was that he was too young & came out to Early, which proved to be true as he redshirted his entire rookie year.

  4. Well this is just an upgrade at one position because of the upgrade at Left Tackle, the East should be afraid of this Giants team they’re either going to be average or they’re going to smash teams,look at they’re roster find me a better one.

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