Andrew Thomas is looking more like a first round pick
Earlier in the season it was looking like the New York Giants may have once again used a first round pick on a left tackle that will end up being a bust. This time that first round pick is rookie Andrew Thomas.
The good news though is that Thomas has gotten better as the season has gone on and he’s been showing a lot of promise over the past several weeks. Check out the stats below.
One person who really believes in Thomas is Giants’ offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo, who took over midseason for Marc Colombo who ended up getting fired for not delivering the way New York needed him to as a coach.
“As a player, I think he’s a tremendously aware. He sees things most rookies don’t see,” said DeGuglielmo “These things are going to happen. I think he’ll tell you that he’s a pretty good student of the game and as long as we go over things and talk about thing, about the ‘what-ifs” if you will, I think he’s done a tremendous job throughout the year and he’ll continue to do that.
“My opinion hasn’t changed since the last time. He’s got talent and he’s playing obviously at a premier position in this league. It’s not [easy] to do. I couldn’t do it. Never could, never be able to, but I see the competitiveness that’s going to take him to have a solid career. Now, he’s a rookie. Rookies and kickers, they all go in the same bucket with me, you know they’re all over there. They’re their own little grouping of individuals. You need them, they’re necessary and they’re important to your program but it always takes time for a rookie, any rookie to elevate his game to what the others will be.
“He’ll get there. He’ll get there. I promise you this guy will get there, one way of another he’ll get there.”
Hopefully Thomas will get where the Giants want and expect him to be. But one thing is for sure he’s heading upward, which is a great sign for him and the organization.