There’s plenty of concern regarding the New York Giants offensive line. Not only is the line young with no truly proven pieces in their current alignment, but the Giants’ depth has proven concerning over the course of preseason.
Monday the Detroit Lions waived former starting offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby. The Lions drafted Crosby in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft and he’s played in 38 games with 18 starts since then. Crosby has struggled at times with the Lions, recording 8 penalties and giving up 6.5 sacks in his 18 starts. That said, he did cut down on his penalties and sack rate last year, but giving up 4.0 sacks in 11 games as a guard isn’t great.
Crosby played left tackle for the Oregon Ducks in college, but his size, strength, and relative lack of athleticism had draft analysts suggesting that a move to guard or right tackle would be best at the NFL level. The Giants had expressed interest in Crosby over the course of the pre-draft process, bringing him in as one of their “top-30” visits. His long arms, play strength, and lateral movement likely intrigued, and it was thought that he could be a value in the mid-rounds.
Given the questions regarding the Giants’ offensive line, should they take a look at Crosby?