After selecting offensive lineman Justin Pugh in the first round of this past April’s draft, New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride made it clear this offseason that he’ll have a chance to start right away.
“We added some young blood that can come in and look like they have the skill set to be able to play and contribute down the road,” Gilbride said,via ESPNNewYork.com. “There is no question, we needed an infusion of talent at that spot -– young talent that would be able to come in and eventually assume starting roles. How soon that will be remains to be seen.”
The Giants are never in a rush to start a rookie. I believe David Diehl will hold off Pugh for now, but the right tackle spot will certainly be his in 2014.