The New York Giants get Jon Halapio back this season, but they still appear to be searching for a long-term answer at the center position. Could that be second-year man Evan Brown? Let’s take a closer look at Brown as we work our way through the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.
2018 season in review
Brown made the Giants’ 53-man roster. He just never played in a game.
Brown figures to be roughly what he was a year ago — the third or fourth center. Halapio is back from injury, and the Giants brought back his replacement, Spencer Pulley. One of those two, likely Halapio, will start with the other being a primary reserve at center and guard. Brown can also play both.
Veteran John Greco is gone, but the Giants did add undrafted free agent center James O’Hagan (Buffalo) to compete for a roster spot.
Per a 2018 scouting report from Tony Pauline, Brown was “a consistent lineman at the college level but is a marginal athlete with limited upside.”