At first glance, journeyman offensive lineman Jon Halapio is one of those players who seems like a camp body. The kind of player a team needs to get through the off-season, training camp and pre-season, but who has only a slim chance of sticking around on the final roster of the New York Giants.
Is that really the case? Let’s take a closer look at the 6-foot-2, 320-pound offensive guard as we continue our play-by-player profiles of the Giants’ 90-man roster.
2016 Season In Review
Halapio, 25, spent the season on the Giants’ practice squad after being let go by the New England Patriots in final roster cuts.
2017 Season Outlook
A sixth-round selection by the Patriots in 2014, Halapio has never played in a regular-season game. He has spent time with the Patriots, Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals. With D.J. Fluker, Brett Jones and Adam Gettis ahead of him as guard depth, and undrafted free agent Jessamen Dunker getting a look this spring, Halapio appears to have only a slim chance.
Halapio played his college football at Florida, and before the 2014 NFL Draft, he was referred to as “one of the five most physical players in college football” by NFL Draft Report.
That physicality has yet to transfer to NFL success. We’ll see if it can this time around.