Grading the Giants' pick of Matt Peart in 2020 NFL Draft

Ralph Vacchiano
SNY

The Giants continued building their offensive line like GM Dave Gettleman said he would, selecting UConn's Matt Peart with the No. 99 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. 

Peart is a developmental prospect who could be playing opposite the No. 4 overall pick in Andrew Thomas on the line one day. 

Here's his grade...

 

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There's no doubt about it now: Gettleman is serious about rebuilding the offensive line -- that has been his Achilles heel in his first two years as GM. He entered this draft knowing he had no young tackles on his roster, and he likely needed two starters as early as 2021. And he got them, first in Round 1 with Thomas and now here with the 6-7, 318-pound Peart.

Peart is a terrific prospect, with great athletic ability and the longest arms among offensive linemen in the draft (36 5/8th inches). He was also a four-year starter for the Huskies -- the first two at left tackle and the next two on the right.

He probably projects as the Giants' right tackle of the future, assuming Thomas will settle in on the left. He may need to add a little strength before he can take over the job and his technique will need some refining. But there is undoubtedly potential there and he helps a position that was obviously the Giants' greatest need. 

GRADE: B-

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