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RoanokeFan
05-20-2013, 05:38 PM
http://www.giants101.com/2013/05/20/new-york-giants-justin-pugh-anxious-to-learn-from-big-blue-veterans/

Excerpt: "The New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants desperately needed a right tackle in the 2013 NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Draft. With veteran David Diehl (http://www.giants101.com/tag/david-diehl/) on the down side of his career and uncertainty surrounding James Brewer's talent, the team drafted someone to come in and compete immediately for a starting position along the offensive line. With first-round pick Justin Pugh (http://www.giants101.com/tag/justin-pugh/)out of Syracuse (http://www.giants101.com/tag/syracuse/), the Giants have exactly that, a guy who will be relied upon to protect quarterback Eli Manning (http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/) for the foreseeable future.

However, Pugh's status as a first-round selection has placed a giant bulls eye on his back, as teammate Chris Snee has already insinuated that the rookie should be ready to spoil his new teammates throughout Big Blue's 2013 campaign.


"I did get a credit card," Pugh said. "I am ready."



Rookie hazing aside, the Giants are going to need Pugh to step up and plug the void the team currently has at right tackle. A year ago, a combination of Diehl and Sean Locklear (http://www.giants101.com/tag/sean-locklear/) were able to adequately compensate for the loss of veteran Kareem McKenzie (http://www.giants101.com/tag/kareem-mckenzie/). But with Locklear gone and another year of tread on Diehl's tires, the Giants can not afford to take any chances with Eli Manning (http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/)'s health. Pugh may or may not be ready for week one, but at some point during 2013, the Giants are going to call his number.

Regardless, for now, Pugh says he is still learning the bare essentials of what it truly means to play in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/)." Read more...