The New York Giants selected James Brewer, OT, Indiana in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft on Saturday. The Giants had the 117th overall selection.
Brewer is a 6-foot-6, 323-pound offensive tackle who could possibly have the ability to play on either side of the line. Here is part of Draft Countdown's report on Brewer:
Appears to have the tools to play left or right tackle at the next level --- Supremely talented with tantalizing potential but may not have the intangibles needed to fulfill it --- Classic Boom or Bust prospect who could thrive if he can stay healthy and learn to play with more of a nasty demeanor.
NFL Draft Bible immediately proclaimed the pick "a major steal."
Sounds like the type of high-ceiling long-term project player that Giants' General Manager Jerry Reese seems to love. Brewer would also, again, qualify as tremendous fourth-round value according to draft boards. He was ranked 89th by Draft Countdown and SB Nation's Mocking The Draft ranked him 86th.
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