Re-Grading the Giants' Last 5 First-Round Picks

As the 2024 NFL Draft approaches, it's a great time to go back and re-grade the New York Giants' last five first-round selections.
Re-grading the New York Giants' last five first-round picks.
Re-grading the New York Giants' last five first-round picks. / Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
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2020, Pick No. 4 — OT Andrew Thomas: A-

When he's healthy and on his game, Andrew Thomas is one of the NFL's best offensive tackles. The former Georgia product proved that in 2022 when he was named All-Pro second-team for the first time time in his career after allowing only 23 pressures across 700 passing downs.

The issue with Thomas is that staying healthy has been a hurdle in his young career.

The 25-year-old brick wall has missed 11 games throughout the last three seasons due to injury, which includes sitting out of seven 2023 contests due to a hamstring strain. It isn't unfathomable to think that part of the Giants' offensive struggles last year had to do with their best O-lineman missing nearly half the season.

We'll see if Thomas can put together a fully healthy 2024 campaign. He plans to work on keeping his body in top condition this offseason, so let's hope that his offseason routine pays off. The Giants are a much better team when he's on the field and returning to the playoffs will be less likely if he misses a large chunk of the year again.

After showing his true potential in 2022, it's hard not to love this pick, though. If Thomas can keep the injury bug at bay, I could see this grade shifting to an 'A+' as soon as next year.

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