The New York Giants selected Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas with the fourth overall pick in the draft. Here are some facts and figures about the selection:
92.4: According to Pro Football Focus, Thomas posted an elite 92.4 overall grade in 2019, the highest by any Power-5 offensive tackle in the 2020 NFL Draft.
41: Thomas started all 41 games in which he played in three seasons.
26: He started 13 games at left tackle in both 2018 and 2019.
21: He was the winner of the SEC's Jacobs Blocking Trophy, UGA's first recipient of the award given to the best blocker in the conference in 21 years.
15: He started 15 games at right tackle as a true freshman in 2017.
36: He was one of three offensive tackles at the NFL Scouting Combine with arms longer than 36 inches. "The length that he has is really a defining feature that he has physically," general manager Dave Gettleman said. "You turn around and you see the guys that don't have as much length, shorter arms, shorter people and the defensive ends with long arms get them."
6: Six of the top 10 picks in the 2020 NFL Draft were players from SEC schools. That is the most top 10 picks from one conference in a single draft all-time. "Andrew certainly has a hell of a pedigree, a three-year starter in the Southeast Conference," Gettleman said. "He's played against some real quality defensive ends during his college career. He's played big time ball in front of a lot of people."
6: Thomas became the sixth offensive lineman from Georgia to be selected in the first round in the common draft era.
5: He allowed only five sacks in his entire three-year college career and just 25 pressures.
4: Taken with the fourth overall pick, Thomas is the highest offensive lineman drafted by the Giants since they selected Ohio State's John Hicks third in 1974.
3: This is the third NFL Draft since 2000 to feature at least four offensive linemen selected in the top 15.
3: He was a key player on Georgia teams that won 11 or more games three straight seasons, won three consecutive SEC Eastern Division titles, and played in New Year's Six Bowl games three years in a row (2018 Rose, 2019 Sugar, 2020 Sugar).
1: Thomas missed just one game in three seasons.
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