EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants benched first-round choose Andrew Thomas for the beginning of Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Washington Soccer Workforce. Fellow rookie Matt Peart took Thomas’ spot within the beginning lineup.
Thomas, the No. 4 total choose on this 12 months’s draft, was anticipated to face off in opposition to Chase Younger, the No. 2 total choice out of Ohio State. As a substitute it was Peart, the Giants’ third-round choose this 12 months, that began on Sunday.
Thomas returned to the lineup within the second quarter for the Giants’ third offensive sequence of the sport. The transfer was not believed to be performance-related.
Thomas, nonetheless, has struggled early in his profession being thrust into the beginning spot at left deal with with Nate Solder having opted out earlier than the season. Thomas entered Sunday 61st out of 68 offensive tackles with a 79.4% go rush win price. He allowed a sack-fumble attributable to DeMarcus Lawrence that was returned for a landing final week in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys.
The Giants had their alternative of offensive tackles on this 12 months’s draft. They went with Thomas, who was an All-American on the College of Georgia. They went with Giants over Mekhi Becton, Jedrick Wills and Tristan Wirfs, all who had been chosen throughout the prime 13 picks.
Thomas’ early struggles do include a caveat. There was no acclimation interval. He is confronted a number of the league’s finest go rushers (Khalil Mack, T.J. Watt, Bud Dupree, Robert Quinn, Aldon Smith and Lawrence) over the primary 5 weeks.