by Russ Lande
April 25, 02013
Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse Orange (6-5, 298 pounds)
The Giants make a surprising pick by selecting Syracuse offensive tackle Justin Pugh. Blessed with natural feet, good flexibility and agility, Pugh makes it look easy sliding and shuffling to protect the corner against speed rushers. Not a dominating in-line run blocker, he does a good job of making solid, positional run blocks and excels getting out and blocking in space. This pick is typical of the Giants as they do not worry about the measureables as much as many NFL teams do, which allows them to overlook Pugh's shorter than ideal arms (31 1/2).