New York Giants: Grading Their Entire 2015 NFL Draft Class

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Feb 18, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida State offensive lineman Bobby Hart speaks to the media during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Round Seven, Ninth Pick (226 Overall)

Bobby Hart, Offensive Lineman, Florida State

With their last selection of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Giants went back to the offensive line. While there may have been better rated players overall available, this is a position, along with quarterback, that Bill Polian says is almost impossible to bring in as an UDFA; instead of fighting with other teams to bring them in, you might as well use a late round pick on them and have their rights to yourself. That is probably what the Giants did with Hart, as you can never have enough able-bodied players for the trenches.

In Hart, the Giants are getting someone not only with starting experience, but versatility in his experience. He began his career as a guard, but started every game the last two seasons at right tackle. In the NFL with the Giants he projects as a guard because of his lack of agility and athleticism against edge rushers, but that isn’t a negative.

As a guard, he is strong enough to handle bull-rushers, but also has good enough technique to handle defensive tackles right now. Over time he will need to add strength if he wants to stick around though, as he lacks some upper body strength to handle a serious role at the next level.

Hart is a player that had poor workout and practice habits at the beginning of his career, which could have played a part in him losing his starting job as a sophomore after appearing in 11 and making nine starts as a true freshman. He also struggled with tough coaching early on, but has improved in both areas.

One reason for the inabilities in the beginning of his career could be his age. He was starting games as a 17-year old for Florida State, so it could have just been a part of him growing up and maturing not only as a player, but as a person as well. That is what makes him an intriguing prospect, as he won’t turn 21 until training camp and the preseason are beginning at the end of August.

The Giants have a solid coaching staff that could continue to mold Hart into a solid NFL player, which he sometimes flashed at Florida State.

Grade: B-

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