By selecting Colorado State center Weston Richburg in Round 2 of the 2014 NFL Draft, 43rd overall, the New York Giants bolstered their offensive line with a versatile prospect who could also see the field early as a rookie.
As Ed wrote in his first story on the pick, drafting Richburg -- a four-year starter at Colorado State -- allows the Giants to provide an immediate challenge to J.D. Walton at center. Given Richburg's ability to also play at guard, the rest of the line -- which remains unsettled aside from right guard Chris Snee and last year's first-round draft pick, right tackle Justin Pugh -- should also be pushed. Other recent draft picks still on the roster include last year's seventh-round pick Eric Herman, 2012 fourth-round pick Brandon Mosley and 2011 fourth-round pick James Brewer. Only Mosley (13 games/one start, all in 2013) and Brewer (24 games/eight starts in career) have seen game action.
Here's Big Blue View's projected depth chart for 2014, updated from Wednesday's pre-draft version to include the additions of first-round pick Odell Beckham Jr. and Richburg.
QB -- Eli Manning, Curtis Painter, Ryan Nassib, Josh Freeman, Rusty Smith
RB -- Rashad Jennings, Peyton Hillis, David Wilson, Michael Cox, Kendall Gaskins
FB -- John Conner, Henry Hynoski
TE -- Adrien Robinson, Kellen Davis, Larry Donnell, Daniel Fells
WR -- Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle, Jerrel Jernigan, Odell Beckham Jr., Mario Manningham, Julian Talley, Kris Adams, Preston Parker, Trindon Holliday, Marcus Harris, Travis Harvey
LT -- Will Beatty, Charles Brown,John Jerry, Troy Kropog
LG -- Geoff Schwartz, James Brewer, John Jerry, Eric Herman,Stephen Goodin
C -- J.D. Walton, Weston Richburg, Dallas Reynolds, Stephen Goodin
RG -- Chris Snee, John Jerry, Brandon Mosley, Eric Herman, Stephen Goodin
RT -- Justin Pugh, Steven Baker, Charles Brown, John Jerry
DT -- Johnathan Hankins, Cullen Jenkins, Mike Patterson, Markus Kuhn
DE -- Jason Pierre-Paul, Robert Ayers, Mathias Kiwanuka, Damontre Moore, Kendrick Adams
SLB -- Jameel McClain, Kendrick Adams
MLB -- Jon Beason, Mark Herzlich, Allen Bradford
WLB -- Spencer Paysinger, Jacquian Williams, Spencer Adkins
CB -- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Prince Amukamara, Walter Thurmond, Trumaine McBride, Zack Bowman, Jayron Hosley, Charles James, Laron Scott, Travis Howard
S -- Antrel Rolle, Will Hill, Stevie Brown, Quintin Demps, Cooper Taylor, Junior Mertile, Chaz Powell, Ross Weaver