RT Bobby Massie (Chicago Bears)
A huge need for this Giants squad, is to continue bulking up their offensive line. In the trenches, they’ve struggled all year.
Through eight games, the Giants have allowed 31 sacks, which is the third most in the NFL. It’s been a huge issue for the past few years now.
Last off-season, the Giants showed they wanted to improve on the offensive line. They signed Nate Solder and Patrick Omameh, along with drafting Will Hernandez.
So far, Solder and Omameh have struggled (Omameh has been benched), while Hernandez has shown signs of being a solid offensive lineman.
One of the positions they should focus on, is their right tackle spot. To begin the year, they tried experimenting with Ereck Flowers at right tackle.
It was the Giants last-ditch effort to get something out of their former first-round pick. Since then, Flowers was cut, leaving room for someone to step up.
Chad Wheeler has played in the right tackle spot since, not performing much better than his counter-part. The first week Wheeler started, he allowed three sacks.
Now, those three sacks came from the hands of J.J. Watt, who is not an easy task to prevent sacking the quarterback. Wheeler still hasn’t improve much from early this year, leaving a hole for this offense to fill.
Bobby Massie will be a free agent in 2019, giving the Giants a veteran option at right tackle. Massie has been a very consistent offensive lineman, starting in 84 games since 2012.
Massie was originally drafted by the Arizona Cardinals, where he started for four years. In 2015, he was part of the Cardinals line that allowed just 25 sacks all season.
The Giants have already allowed more than that this year. Massie signed with the Chicago Bears in 2016, starting for them at right tackle since.
Consistency along the Giants line would be huge for the Giants. That’s something Massie can bring, along with good pass protection and run blocking.
If the Giants do in fact decide to look at bolstering their offensive line, Massie would be a viable option for them.