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Joseph Barksdale, About To Lay The Wood
Possible first to fourth round candidates: Anthony Costanzo, OT, Boston College, 6-7, 295, 4.96 40. Unlike the last couple of drafts there are no sure fire highly rated O Line picks coming out in 2011. Right now Costanzo projects as a reasonable LT/RT prospect who excels in getting out into the second tier of defenders on the run block. He doesn't necessarily have the look of a mauler or glass eater out there but he does have a B.C. pedigree, (Tom Coughlin, Chris Snee), should be very coachable, and could provide some capable depth across the line. He'd have to drop pretty deep into the second round for the Giants to consider him.
Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi, 6-6, 305, 5.05 40 …. 3 year starter in the tough SEC, has pretty good range, strength, hand work.. Will probably jump past Costanzo and go late first round. Giants would have to be mighty impressed to grab him there.
Joseph Barksdale, OT, LSU, 6-5, 315, 4.9 40 …. Barksdale flew under the radar for awhile but this kid can outright play and is the only one of three we could actually see the Giants taking with a very late first round pick. Has great technique, lateral mobility, and hand strength. Has the LSU pedigree and will be a very effective NFL player. A year behind Reggie MacKenzie and this kid could be a great bookend to Will Beatty for years to come.
John Moffit, G/C, Wisconsin, 6-5, 320, 5.15 40 …. Assuming O'Hara is back and fully recovered from this years Lisfranc sprain, considering how well Seubert has played in his stead, (and they still have Koets as well), the Giants will more than likely look towards a middle rounder in the area of Guard/Center and big John Moffitt out of ground it out factory Wisconsin could fit the bill nicely. Two time All Big Ten first teamer, played a year at center before moving over to guard the last two seasons. Would be a nice 4th-5th round pick.