2018 NFL Mock Draft: New York Giants 3-round mock 6.0

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 02: Orlando Brown (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 02: Orlando Brown (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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Pick Analysis. Orlando Brown. 1. Scouting Report. OT. Oklahoma. player. 31

If you read my review of the New York Giants interior offensive line, you know that I think they should sign Andrew Norwell to play left guard and re-sign Brett Jones and D.J. Fluker to play center and right guard, respectively. That would take care of the interior and Cordy Glenn takes care of one tackle spot. Orlando Brown can be the final piece to Dave Gettleman’s offensive line renovation.

What about Ereck Flowers? Well, he can sit on the bench where he belongs until the Giants can say goodbye to him in 2019 free agency.

Brown is MASSIVE. I mean, the dude is listed at 6’8 and 345 lb. Despite his size, Brown also has quick feet and his size obviously brings along big-time power.

Is Brown an NFL left tackle? That will be the question that NFL evaluators will be asking after Brown played both left and right tackle at Oklahoma. If teams view him as a franchise left tackle, he might not be around when pick No. 21 comes around. But if teams are scared off by his lack of athleticism and less than stellar hand placement, he could slide down a few draft boards.

Because of his power, Brown could start right away at right tackle and if he proves he can handle elite speed rushers, left tackle could be in his future.

Luke Easterling of Draft Wire believes Brown has a very high floor:

"A 39-game starter, many believe Brown’s best fit is on the right side, but all of Brown’s starts have come at left tackle. He’s talented enough to warrant a first-round pick, and he’s likely to get every chance to start at the more premier position. At worst, he’s a stud right tackle any NFL team should be able to plug into the starting lineup and forget about."

The Giants could put Brown at right tackle in 2018 and if they want to move on from Glenn and his contract in a year or two, they can move Brown to the blindside.

Even if Brown never develops into a franchise left tackle, acquiring Glenn takes care of the blindside for at least 2018 and drafting Brown means no longer having to worry about right tackle. Everyone focuses on Flowers’s struggles at left tackle, but Bobby Hart and co. did not hold down the right side of the offensive line either.