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Giants’ 90-man roster: OT Victor Salako seems unlikely to make roster

Sakako spent last season on the practice squad

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles-Minicamp
Victor Salako with the Eagles.
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If we accept the idea that Mike Remmers will be the starting right tackle for the New York Giants, and if he is healthy there is no reason not to, the Giants will have a competition for the role of backup swing tackle.

Chad Wheeler has experience at both left and right tackle and is the likely favorite for that role. Seventh-round pick George Afaso-Adjei and undrafted Paul Adams are in the mix for roster spots.

Could Victor Salako, who spent most of last season on the Giants’ practice squad, force his way into the picture? Let’s discuss Salako as we continue profiling each of the players on the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.

The basics

Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 316
Age: 25
Position: Offensive tackle
Experience: 1

How he got here

An undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State, Salako split 2017 between the practice squads of the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns, and spent all of last season on the Giants’ practice squad.

2019 outlook

Here is part of a scouting report from NFL.com:

Two-year starter at left tackle who utilizes his size and frame to compensate for his athletic deficiencies. Stiffness in lower half prevents him from playing with good balance and leverage in both running and pass blocking. While he has the size that will intrigue teams, his lack of functional athleticism could make it tough to find a long-term fit on the next level.

Here is a little more about Salako, from a 2017 rookie profile by Bleeding Green Nation.

Salako would have to be considered a long shot to make the roster.