Over the weekend, the Giants had Alabama's Chance Warmack in for a visit with the team, which is odd timing considering they just re-upped with Kevin Boothe on a one-year deal. However, the Giants' interest in Warmack makes sense, considering they could look to go younger on the offensive line over the next two years.
David Diehl, Chris Snee and David Baas are all older players on the line, so drafting depth and potential players who could look to be heirs to their spots would make a lot of sense for Giants general manager Jerry Reese. Plus, Boothe will be 30-years-old by the time the 2013 season begins and was only signed by the Giants for one season and not five like left tackle Will Beatty.
By signing Boothe for just one year, the Giants are looking at 2014 for someone to step up, and Warmack would make a lot of sense.
A 6'3", 320 pound guard from the National Champion Alabama, Warmack is the total package at guard. He's big, strong, athletic, moves well, and is a great athlete for his size. With guys like Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher and Lane Johnson projected as the top tackles in April, Warmack might be the best guard available.
The only problem is the Giants first-round spot at No. 19 as some mock drafts have Warmack being taken before the Giants pick, going to teams like the New York Jets at No. 9 or the St.. Louis Rams at No. 16.
The Giants normally don't draft offensive lineman in the draft and tend to take lineman in the later rounds; Luke Petitgout was the last time the Giants drafted offensive line in the first round back in 1999, coincidentally at No. 19 as well. But with the re-signing of Boothe, the Giants might know that Warmack might not be on the board by the time they are picking, and Reese was just doing his due diligence as far as scouting players goes.
The clock is ticking until April. The Giants have a month to decide on this pick. Don't be shocked if the Giants take Warmack if he's still there at No. 19.
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