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How did Chris Snee help Giants draft Ereck Flowers?

Aside from raising Tom Coughlin's grandchildren, Chris Snee is finding ways to fill his days in retirement.


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Snee, who is one of the Giants' great offensive linemen, a cornerstone of two Super Bowl-winning teams, and the son-in-law of the head coach, lent his expertise to the front office during this year's draft process.

The 10-year vet evaluated the 2015 crop of college offensive linemen, submitting reports to his former position coach Pat Flaherty and senior vice president of player personnel Chris Mara.

"He did an outstanding job of that as Pat reflected over the written reports that Chris Snee] had handed in,” Coughlin said Monday during a [radio interview on ESPN New York 98.7 FM. "So who knows what the future holds for him. He loves it. He loves to study the game. He loves to study tape and so on and so forth. And he gave this particular aspect of it a shot and did a good job of evaluating these college offensive linemen."

Consequently, the Giants bookended their six-member draft class with offensive linemen.

In the first round, Big Blue selected Ereck Flowers of Miami with the ninth overall pick before taking Florida State's Bobby Hart on the third and final day in the seventh round.

At the time of his retirement in July of 2014, Snee, who was a second-round draft choice out of Boston College in 2004, did not commit to any future plans after hanging up his cleats. He did say, though, that maybe he would start at the high school level.

"My wife and I are really going to hang out in the next few weeks," Snee said at the time, adding, "but she told me I need to find a job after that."

"I'm not ready for this type of commitment," Snee continued about what coaching entails. "I do love the game and it's hard for me to picture myself not being around it, so I'll find some high school or somewhere to volunteer and get my football fix and have the scoreboard."

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