Justin Pugh Making Huge Strides in Rookie Season with New York Giants

December 4, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When it comes to the New York Giants' offensive line, there really hasn’t been much to smile about.
But one development that should help keep Giants fans feeling warm and fuzzy over the upcoming long, cold offseason is the very bright future of rookie right tackle Justin Pugh.
Drafted by the Giants in the first round (19th overall) out of Syracuse, the only thing that draft enthusiasts wanted to discuss during the 6’4”, 307-pound Pugh’s combine workout was his arms.
That’s right, the sixth-best offensive tackle and the 45th-best overall prospect according to NFL Draft Scout with the “very short arms,” according to his official NFL draft profile page, lacked the ideal wingspan for a tackle.
This unfavorable measurable created lively discussions among numerous fan message boards, as draft-day enthusiasts questioned whether the Giants reached for a player they might have been able to get in the second round.

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