2012 Season In Review
The Giants drafted McCants in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL draft, hoping that the 6-foot-7, 295-pounder from UAB could eventually develop into a useful NFL offensive tackle. He spent the season on the Giants' practice squad.
McCants is now learning to play center and both guards, thus increasing his value. Whether that means the Giants have given up on the idea he can develop at the tackle position is hard to say. The organization prizes versatility in its offensive linemen, though, which is a key reason why Justin Pugh was their first-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. The versaility could be McCants' ticket to sticking around, at least by earning a chance to be on the practice squad again.