Saturday, April 28, 2012
Giants add another tackle to the mix
By Dan Graziano
The New York Giants needed offensive line help, but they generally believe there's better value in the middle and late rounds at those positions than there is early.
So, as usual, they waited, went with the dynamic playmaker types early in the draft and have spent part of Saturday picking offensive linemen they like as developmental prospects. Their sixth-round pick is tackle Matt McCants of UAB, a long-armed, quick-footed lineman who possesses the kind of tools the Giants like in their tackles.
He missed his 2008 season due to academic issues but played and started every game in the three years after that. He's a guy the Giants will hope can learn and take a few steps forward in their program and perhaps ultimately help down the road.