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Gil Brandt: Ereck Flowers could be "a perennial Pro Bowler"

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Ereck Flowers
Ereck Flowers
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Pro Football Focus will tell you that Ereck Flowers of the New York Giants was the worst offensive tackle in the NFL in 2015. Giants fans, including those here at Big Blue View, wonder what the future holds for the 2015 first-round pick. Former NFL executive Gil Brandt, now an analyst for NFL.com, has no doubt what he thinks of Flowers. Brandt thinks highly enough of Flowers that he named him as one of three Giants on his 2015 All-Rookie Team.

The other Giants on Bradt's team are tight end Will Tye and safety Landon Collins, both of whom were also on the recently-announced Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team.

ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper earlier this week questioned whether or not the Giants did the right thing in drafting Flowers.

Here is what Brandt wrote about Flowers:

The pectoral injury Will Beatty suffered last May necessitated that Flowers jump right into the mix at left tackle, and he acquitted himself well as a back-side pass protector, with Eli Manning being sacked just 27 times. Flowers is still just 21 years old and needs to get stronger; if he does, he'll be a perennial Pro Bowler.

Brandt calls Tye a "tough matchup" for opposing defenses who has "speed and explosion" to get downfield.

Brandt puts Collins on his team but feeds the Collins to linebacker frenzy by writing that "It doesn't look like he's fast or quick enough for the safety position, and I could see him eventually switching to linebacker."

Your thoughts, Giants fans?