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David Diehl: New York Giants' Bobby Hart has "potential to be great"

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Young Giant lineman gets an endorsement.

Bobby Hart at the 2015 Combine
Bobby Hart at the 2015 Combine
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New York Giants' second-year offensive lineman Bobby Hart apparently has a fan in long-time Giant lineman David Diehl. Check out Diehl's response to a question from a follower on Twitter.

It would certainly be nice if Diehl is correct about the 21-year-old 2015 seventh-round pick. The Giants have two young offensive line anchors in center Weston Richburg and guard Justin Pugh, and will have a third if 2015 first-round pick Ereck Flowers develops into the player the Giants think he can be. Hart would give the Giants four if he can develop into a quality starter, most likely at a guard spot.

When I had the opportunity to speak with Hart earlier in the offseason, he seemed to understand the opportunity he has and the work required to take advantage of it.

"My best years are ahead of me maturing and understanding what it takes to be successful and not just playing out there. You've gotta love just putting time into something that you call your craft, something that you want to do.

"I feel like I'm going to be and will be a player in this league."

Giants' head coach Ben McAdoo said Wednesday that getting better along both the offensive and defensive lines is a priority. It certainly would be helpful if one of the solutions is already on the roster.