Oregon's iron man has found his new home.
Shane Lemieux developed his passion for football in Yakima, Wash., thrived in Eugene, Ore. as a member of the Ducks, and will now join the New York Giants, as the team's 150th overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.
— New York Giants (@Giants) April 25, 2020
Position: Offensive guard
Hometown: Yakima, WA
Height: 6'3 7/8"
Weight: 310 pounds
Hand: 9 4/8"
Arm: 32 2/8
NFL Combine results:
40 Yd Dash: 5.11 seconds
Vertical Jump: 25.5 inches
Broad jump: 107.0 inches
3 Cone Drill: 8.13 seconds
20 Yd Shuttle: 4.9 seconds
Lemieux played 3,611 snaps at left guard over his career, including 900 each of his last three seasons at Oregon. He earned first-team All-American honors during his junior year and added second-team All-American honors as a senior. In 2019, he was a two-time Pac-12 Offensive Lineman of the Week and named to the AP Pac-12 All Conference first team.
What the Giants are getting in Lemieux
In his four years at Oregon, Lemieux exemplified why he is a dependable and versatile player. He started 52 consecutive games at left guard for the Ducks and played nearly 98 percent of the offensive snaps.
Lemieux has proved that the caliber of his play on tape matches the person he is. He's a vocal leader which is reflected in his call blocking responsibilities and gifted when reading opposing defenses.
The 6-foot-4, 310 pounder may not be a Day 1 starter, but if he can improve as a pass protector and sharpen up his technique, Lemieux has the potential to develop as a starter over time.
New York Giants select Shane Lemieux No. 150th overall in 2020 NFL Draft originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest