Ereck Flowers to open camp as a starting guard in Washington

Michael David Smith
ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports

As a tackle for the Giants, Ereck Flowers was a big bust, a ninth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft who was cut in 2018. Now he’s getting a chance to play guard in Washington, and he may prove that with a position change he can become an NFL starter.

Washington assistant head coach Bill Callahan currently has Flowers penciled in as a starter.

Oh, yeah, I think so,” Callahan said when asked if he plans to open training camp with Flowers as the starting left guard, via the Washington Post.

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Callahan said tackles who move to guard can have great success with some time to adjust.

“I see a lot of potential when we’ve moved tackles inside,” he said. “I think it gives us size, it gives us power. I think those are really good traits for the running attack and pass protection.”

It’s safe to say Flowers’ days as an NFL tackle are done, but as a guard Flowers will get a chance to show the Giants they gave up on him too soon.

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