The Giants selected Andrew Thomas, the offensive tackle out of Georgia, fourth overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.
What was said to be the safest offensive tackle picks, so far, looks like the worst. Andrew Thomas's adjustment to the NFL has been poor, and he is now hurting the offense.
In seven starts, he has let up six sacks, which is tied for the most by any offensive tackle in the league, and he has an overall PFF grade of 58.3.
This is not what Dave Gettleman, Joe Judge, and the Giants expected when they took Thomas fourth overall.
So, is it time to worry about Andrew Thomas?
Here's why we cant.
He's A Rookie
Rookies struggle in the NFL; It's just the reality. The speed change from college to the NFL is night and day for some of these guys. The three most challenging positions to play in the NFL as a rookie are quarterback, left tackle, and cornerback. As we saw with Deandre Baker last season, cornerback is also a tough transition.
In some of the Giants and Gettleman's defense, Andrew Thomas should play the right tackle and started his career there. When Nate Solder opted out of the 2020 season, that forced their hand, and they had no choice but to play Thomas at left tackle.
The point here is, Andrew Thomas, being a rookie at left tackle, will take time to adjust to the speed of the NFL, and fans can't give up just yet.
He has done a fine job in his run blocking, but his pass protection needs work!
The jury is still out on Thomas, but thankfully for him, he has time to get better.