Andrew Thomas did a good job late in 2020
As critical as people have been about New York Giants’ second year left tackle Andrew Thomas and the way he played as a rookie, he got better as the season went on and finished very strong.
Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus has written an article naming one underrated player from each NFL team. For the Giants it is Thomas. Check out what he wrote below:
NEW YORK GIANTS: T ANDREW THOMAS
With the performance of other rookie tackles such as Tristan Wirfs, Mekhi Becton and Jedrick Wills Jr., it would be easy to dismiss Andrew Thomas as a bad pick. However, the Giants extensively reworked his technique, and we saw far better play from him as the season wore on. He earned just one PFF pass-blocking grade below 59.0 over the second half of the season, whereas every single outing before Week 8 fell below that mark. Outside of one disastrous game against Arizona, his pass-blocking grade was above 70.0 from Week 8 onwards.
The Giants’ coaches, including head coach Joe Judge and former offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo did a great job in helping Thomas after struggling earlier in the season with former offensive line coach Marc Colombo.
The Giants now have a new offensive line coach in Rob Sale, who is a little wet behind the ears when it comes to coaching in the NFL, but this is why New York brought Pat Flaherty back as a consultant.
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