Andrew Thomas showing some promise
New York Giants’ rookie left tackle Andrew Thomas has had a rough start to his NFL career to say the least.
Things have gotten so bad for Thomas he hasn’t been playing 100 percent of the offensive snaps each and every game because he’s been rotating in and out with fellow rookie Matt Peart.
But there is a bright side, Thomas has looked very good the past two weeks against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Washington Football Team and his Pro Football Focus grade for this season has now gone up to a 61.7. Here’s what Sam Monson of PFF wrote:
Andrew Thomas has had an ugly start to his NFL career, but recent weeks have shown signs of a turnaround, particularly when you consider that the competition has not been getting much easier.
Against Washington in Week 9, he had another solid outing, particularly as a pass blocker, allowing just one hurry across 36 pass-blocking snaps. That marks a season-low for Thomas, and it’s the second week in a row in which his pass-blocking grade was at least 65.0 after failing to break that threshold for any of the first seven weeks of the season.
Thomas was an excellent prospect who was tasked with reworking some of his technique at the NFL level, and there are signs he may be slowly turning the corner.
With the Giants brutal schedule the rest of the way we will truly get to see whether or not Thomas gets better as the season goes on with games against the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles and others.
Aside from Thomas, fellow rookies Peart, Chad Slade and Shane Lemieux also look like they have a bright future with the Giants.