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NFL Draft results: Giants select UConn OT Matt Peart in Round 3

Giants take another offensive tackle

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Matt Peart
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The New York Giants have selected UConn offensive tackle Matt Peart in Round 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft, 99th overall. That means the Giants are doubling down on the tackle spot, having selected Andrew Thomas No. 4 overall.

In his Peart prospect profile, Chris wrote:

“Matt Peart projects as a developmental offensive tackle with starting upside. He has the athleticism, mobility, and competitive toughness to play on the edge in the NFL, and teams will like his frame and length. Peart has the mobility to stand up to athletic pass rushers and the aggressive demeanor to be an asset in the run game. He will likely fit best in an offense which primarily uses zone blocking schemes for its running plays. He will need to build functional strength to hold up to NFL rushers who use power moves. Peart will also need to work on improving his consistency in leverage and hand usage to minimize any disadvantage in functional strength.”

In his 2020 Draft Guide, Dane Brugler of The Athletic said this about Hennessy:

Although he is a good-natured person and has strong hands, Peart needs to flip that mean switch when on the field and be more of a line of scrimmage changer in the run game. He routinely gets the job done in pass protection due to his remarkable length and adequate feet, but he plays tall and his mechanics tend to break down vs. speed. Overall, Peart is a developmental offensive tackle in terms of strength and technique, but the physical traits and intangibles are present to be an eventual NFL starter if he adds more glass to his diet, projecting as a mid-round pick.

Where does Peart fit?

The Giants figure to move on from veteran Nate Solder after the 2020 season, and first-round pick Andrew Thomas can only play one of the two tackle spots. It made sense for the Giants to add a developmental tackle in the middle rounds who might be able to step in as a starter in 2021. For the upcoming season, Peart could compete for backup snaps with Cam Fleming and Nick Gates.

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Giants draft picks

Round 1 (No. 4) — Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
Round 2 (No. 36) — Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
Round 3 (No. 99) — Matt Peart, OT, UConn
Round 4 (No. 110)
Round 5 (No. 150)
Round 6 (No. 183)
Round 7 (No. 218)
Round 7 (No. 238)
Round 7 (No. 247)
Round 7 (No. 255)

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Saturday, April 25
Rounds 4-7 (12 -7 p.m.)
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