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New York Giants will leave Justin Pugh at guard -- Ben McAdoo

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McAdoo reveals plan during a breakfast with reporters at the NFL owners meetings.

Justin Pugh
Justin Pugh
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Justin Pugh will play left guard for the New York Giants in 2016. That appears to be the biggest takeaway from the various reports coming out following Ben McAdoo's breakfast with the media Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings.

"I like having Justin at left guard. I think having that interior side of the pocket on the left side nice and solid for a right-handed quarterback is pretty important. We're going to look at things and if we need to make adjustments we'll make adjustments, but you'd hate to keep moving Justin. Give him a chance to grow at one spot," McAdoo said.

Despite speculation about Pugh moving back to right tackle, some of which I engaged in here, I believe this to be the correct decision. You want players at their best positions, and the feeling here is that Pugh, which an average right tackle, can be a really good guard. Plus, the idea of having the team's two best linemen, Pugh and Weston Richburg, next to each other is appealing. If Ereck Flowers takes a step forward in his second season that's a solid trio playing alongside each other.

The desire to keep Paugh at guard explains why the Giants aggressively, though unsuccessfully, sought an offensive tackle in free agency.

Keeping Pugh at guard likely impacts the draft, as well. Unless a veteran tackle somehow falls into the Giants' lap before the draft, which seems unlikely, you have to believe the Giants will select an offensive tackle with one of their first three picks in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Do you agree or disagree with the decision to keep Pugh at guard?