The New York Giants were smart to address their offensive line in the draft, as left tackle Will Beatty has suffered a serious injury.
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The Giants starting left tackle suffered a torn pectoral injury due to weight lifting, and he will be out for 5-6 months as a result.
Rookie tackle Ereck Flowers is likely to see time in the starting lineup now after being selected with the ninth overall pick.
Beatty will be a major loss as he has started 46 games in a row for the Giants, dating back to the 2012 season.
The Giants will now be forced to either place Flowers or starting right tackle Justin Pugh on the left side.
The Giants have had offensive line struggles in the past, and it remains to be seen if they can protect quarterback Eli Manning well enough for him to avoid a repeat of the 2013 season.
After a 27-interception season in 2013, Manning threw 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 2014 as Odell Beckham Jr. emerged as a reliable wide receiver.
Victor Cruz will be returning from a knee injury that he sustained in 2014.