2015 NFL Draft: New York Giants Select Offensive Tackle Bobby Hart In Seventh Round


With their final pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected offensive tackle Bobby Hart from Florida State in the seventh round. Hart has a chance to develop into a solid guard at the NFL level, and is someone the Giants can afford to bring along slowly and develop as they have greatly improved their offensive line the past couple of seasons.

With their last pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the ninth in the seventh round and 226th overall pick, the New York Giants selected offensive tackle Bobby Hart from Florida State. Hart is the second offensive lineman that the Giants selected in the draft this season, with their first pick being Ereck Flowers from Miami (FL), as the Giants continue to reshape and add youth to their aging and ineffective offensive line. Here is some information on the Giants’ seventh round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft:

Year: 20 years old, Senior

Height: 6-feet-4 3/4 inches

Weight: 329 pounds

Accolades: All-ACC Honorable Mention by coaches and media (2013)

Hart is another step in the right direction for the Giants, who continue to add youth and upside to their offensive line that was in dire need of such a thing. In Hart the Giants are getting a player with plenty of experience, starting all 28 games the last two seasons for Florida State at right tackle. He also started nine games as a true freshman in 2011, appearing in 20 games combined the first two years at Florida State.

A reason for a lack of playing time in the early going was supposedly his poor practice habits and his inability to accept tough coaching. It played a part in him losing his starting job in 2012. But, he has matured since, as he earned back his starting job and has improved in both areas since. That is a good thing for him, because if he couldn’t handle Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State staff, imagine how he would respond to Tom Coughlin and an NFL staff.

While he has started at tackle the past two seasons, at the NFL level he projects more as a guard because of below average agility and quickness, which would make it tough for him to stay in front of NFL-level pass rushers.  He does though have good skills, and is strong enough to hold his own when people attack him head on.

He does have a lot of work to do though, as he needs to improve upon his technique and some upper body strength to hold up against the better athletes he will face in the NFL. This is obviously a developmental pick for the Giants, as they hope he can develop into a solid backup because of the versatility that he posses. He will have time to do that, as the Giants offensive line is looking much improved over what it has the last couple of seasons.

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