If you are one of the people who has voted for Ereck Flowers of Miami in our poll asking which offensive lineman the the New York Giants should take at No. 9 in the 2015 NFL Draft, or if you just think Flowers should be the guy, you will like this news. Flowers told Charlie Campbell of Walter Football that he will visit the Giants before the draft.
"They came for the pro day; I had dinner with them, and I have a visit set up with them."
Flowers is sort of a late-comer to the debate about which offensive lineman the Giants should take at No. 9. If, of course, the Giants take an offensive lineman in that spot. Brandon Scherff, Andrus Peat and La'el Collins has been talked about much more. Flowers is a player who divides the scouting community. Some think his upside is as good or better than any of the top tackles, although his learning curve might be steeper. Others think his balance and footwork issues make him no better than a guard in the NFL and that taking him at No. 9 is a mistake.
Here is what Flowers told Campbell about his ultimate NFL position:
"I'm not opposed to it, and I think I can play anything on the line. Where ever I go, I'm going to work hard at it and look to progress at it. ...In in the long run, I think I'll play left tackle, but whatever team I go to, they'll have a situation and I'll play wherever they need me to play at."
Personally, I wouldn't take this visit by Flowers to mean he is the Giants' guy if they choose an offensive lineman. Of course, he certainly could be. More likely, Flowers is still a guy they are seriously considering, but that they still have questions about and want to spend more time with. Still, it's an interesting development.
Private visits, workouts
Damarious Randall, S, Arizona State
Kristjan Sokoli, DT, Buffalo
Cedric Thompson, FS, Minnesota
Breshad Perriman, WR, Miami
Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
Doran Grant, CB, Ohio State
Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami
Ali Marpet, OL Hobart College
Mike Reilly, DE, William & Mary
Spencer Kulscar, WR, UPenn
Shakim Phillips, WR, Boston College
Kevin Haplea, TE, Florida State
Adrian Coxson, WR, Stony Brook
Michael Burton, FB, Rutgers
Gary Nova, QB, Rutgers
Andrew Turzilli, WR, Rutgers
Kaleb Johnson, OL, Rutgers
Betim Bujari, OL, Rutgers
Kevin Snyder, OL, Rutgers
Lorenzo Waters, SS,Rutgers
Neal Sterling, WR, Monmouth
Tebucky Jones Jr., WR, Fordham
Will Tye, TE, Stony Brook
** Information reported by a variety of sources