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Giants draft Florida State OL Bobby Hart in Round 7

With the ninth pick in the seventh round (226th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Florida State offensive lineman Bobby Hart.


He becomes the sixth member of the Giants' 2015 draft class, joining Miami offensive lineman Ereck Flowers, All-American Alabama safety Landon Collins, UCLA defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa, Texas safety Mykkele Thompson, and Connecticut wide receiver Geremy Davis.


Hart, a two-time All-ACC honoree, started 37 games in his career, including 28 consecutive at right tackle in 2013-14. He was a key protector of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and 2015 first overall draft choice Jameis Winston. Hart also opened holes for Dalvin Cook to set the FSU freshman record for rushing yards (1,008).


Height: 6'5"
Weight: 329 lbs.

Arm length: 33"
Hands: 10 1/8"
40-yard dash: 5.67 seconds
Vertical jump: 27 inches
Broad jump: 7 feet, 11 inches
Short shuttle: 5.07 seconds
3-cone: 8.08 seconds
Bench press: 22 reps of 225 pounds


In 2013, Hart helped lead the Seminoles to an ACC championship and BCS national championship. That season Florida State set ACC and school records for total touchdowns (94), passing touchdowns (42) and the school record for rushing touchdowns (42). The team also ranked first in the ACC and sixth in the nation in total offense (519.1), and with the nation's top offensive line providing protection and opening holes, Florida State rushed for 2,844 yards (5.6 ypc), while passing for 4,423 yards.


A native of Lauderhill, Fla., Hart was coached by legendary South Florida high school coach George Smith at St. Thomas Aquinas. Hart also played forward on a highly ranked travel AAU basketball team, playing against the likes of former Ohio State phenom and NBA first-round pick Jared Sullinger and Winter Park High senior Austin Rivers.


Strengths: Bubble butt with power in his lower half. Improved from being a neutralizer to run-block winner in 2014. Can reestablish line of scrimmage when asked to maul. Wins in short yardage and near goal line. Gets hand on defender first and can latch on in pass protection. Turned 20 years old in August and body is still developing.

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