RT ERECK FLOWERS
The last time Ereck Flowers lined up as a starting right tackle in a football game was at Miami when he was a freshman in 2012. He has been manning that position with the Giants starting offense since he arrived for the offseason program, and the move has been a challenge.
"When you move over you kind of have to switch everything, your muscle memory, a lot of different things," Flowers said. "It's going pretty well though I have gotten a lot better at it since I first started. It's different footwork, it's different everything. There's different ways of looking at silent counts, everything is a little bit different."
The NFL is no longer a league where the right tackle has to play primarily against bigger linemen that only concern themselves with stopping the run. The three best pass rushers on the three NFC East teams the Giants compete with every year will all line up over right tackle: DeMarcus Lawrence, Brandon Graham and Ryan Kerrigan.
The bright side is that Flowers has gained a lot of experience the last three years against talented pass rushers as the Giants left tackle. Flowers needs as many snaps in possible in game situations to further acclimate himself to the right side, and build chemistry with right guard Patrick Omameh.