Players, media and fans were quick to react on social media when the New York Giants used their first round pick Thursday night on Georgia tackle Andrew Thomas.
With the draft being held in an unprecedented virtual format, there was already major changes to this year’s format, and we weren’t sure how it would all play out.
Here’s how social media reacted to the pick:
Giants go O-line, take Georgia’s Andrew Thomas with fourth pick
Whoa. New York Giants take #UGA’s Andrew Thomas with the fourth pick. The first big surprise of the draft.— Brandon Sudge (@brandonsudge) April 24, 2020
The #Giants interest continued to intensify in Thomas from the #NFL Combine. He was atop their OT board for at least the last three weeks.— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) April 24, 2020
Here is a scouting report from @ZackBlatt: https://t.co/QMA6O5pNge https://t.co/v4fOx8Ajd3
Some liked the pick...
i believe andrew thomas was the most pro-ready tackle in this draft and he has the most experience and success at left tackle.— Ryan Disdier (@ryandisdier) April 24, 2020
i love the pick.
let's ride. pic.twitter.com/KaVOP1cytr
The Giants took OT Andrew Thomas with the No. 4 overall pick. A pro-ready tackle who played mostly on the left side at Georgia. Someone to protect Daniel Jones’ blindside for years to come.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) April 24, 2020
Andrew Thomas is a FANTASTIC player... He will 100% be taking over at left tackle this season with Nate Solder likely moving over to right tackle.#giantschat— Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) April 24, 2020
Andrew Thomas might be the safest of top OT options: durable, strong fundamentals, can play either side of the line, LONG arms...— Phil Murphy (@Phil_Sports) April 24, 2020
But I don’t think his ceiling matches Wirfs, Wells or Becton
Daniel Jones got obliterated last year, so it’s the right positional pick#NFLDraft
Andrew Thomas was the safest OT in the draft due to his experience (41 starts) and steady game. He can mail and mash in the run game, and anchor well vs elite pass rushers. @Giants get a solid starter at OT for the next decade. #NFLDraft— Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) April 24, 2020