Having Nate Solder play guard may not be a bad idea
The New York Giants’ offensive line is somewhat of a question heading into the 2021 NFL season because of how young they are and with the departure of Kevin Zeitler.
We can assume that Matt Peart will player right tackle, but of course he will face some competition from veteran Nate Solder.
Now if Peart wins the starting job, could we possibly see Solder player right guard with Zeitler now gone? Jordan Raanan of ESPN doesn’t think so.
“He’ll go into training camp and they’ll move him around and look at that, but I don’t think that’s in their plans right now. I don’t think that’s something that they’re seriously considering or counting on,” Raanan told Chris Carlin on ESPN Radio. “He really has never played guard, I don’t think.
“I don’t think that’s anything they’re planning on. They will put him there in practice at some point. All of these guys will play guard at some point in practice, so they might take a look at it but it’s not something they are planning on — at least from what I’ve heard.”
I think Raanan is right. I don’t think the Giants plan on having Solder play guard. But if Shane Lemiuex is a dumpster fire at right guard and no one else can get the job done, I think we will see Solder move there. Or maybe Peart play guard and have solder at tackle.
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