The New York Giants are expected to draft an offensive tackle with the No. 10 pick, likely Michigan State’s Jack Conklin according to Gary Myers of The New York Daily News.
Now I'm hearing NYG will for sure go for best OT on board at No. 10 and that looks like Jack Conklin. Want OT over LB Leonard Floyd.
— Gary Myers (@GaryMyersNY) April 28, 2016
There’s no doubt that the Giants need help along their offensive line, as star quarterback Eli Manning is now 35 years old and not getting any younger. He was sacked 27 times last year and the offensive line itself needs someone like Conklin, who is versatile and can play any position along the front five.
But that all depends on Giants GM Jerry Reese, who has rarely ever drafted for need and instead takes the best player available. Still, given how the Giants have not made the playoffs since winning Super Bowl XLVI and with the 2016 season being the hottest of seats for Reese, this year’s draft really needs to be a home run.
In the case of Conklin, the Giants can have just that so long as Reese doesn’t let his ego get in the way of what is best for the team.
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