Giants Looking To Trade Ereck Flowers

As the 2018 draft approaches, the Giants are looking to unload a former top 10 pick. The Giants have had trade discussions centered around former first round tackle Ereck Flowers, sources tell’s Ian Rapoport (Twitter link). Meanwhile, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY (on Twitter) hears the Giants aren’t expecting a big return for him. The Giants believe a deal is possible, but they understand that they won’t get much in terms of compensation. 

Flowers, who doesn’t turn 24 until April, has not panned out for the Giants. The University of Miami product has earned poor grades in each of his three years as the Giants’ starting left tackle and new addition Nate Solder is expected to man the left side for the Giants in 2018. Flowers, in theory, could handle duties at right tackle, but the new administration led by Dave Gettleman would apparently prefer a fresh start.

Given the need for tackles around the league, the Giants can’t necessarily bank on finding a replacement for Flowers at No. 34 overall. It is expected that Connor Williams (Texas) and Mike McGlinchey (Notre Dame) will be long gone by the time the Giants come up in the second round, so they may have to settle for lesser prospects like Tyrell Crosby (Oregon), Brian O’Neill (Pitt), and Kolton Miller (UCLA) if they want a tackle with that selection.

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    • Perksy

      Flowers played RT tackle in college, I don’t know why they play him at LT, especially after the first year.

      • Perksy

        Might as well just hold onto him, at 24 still young, and they never tried moving him on the line elsewhere so they should give it a shot. Otherwise just another hole to fill.

      • RockHauler

        Flowers only played RT his freshman year at Miami. The rest of his career was as a LT. although you are right, most draft experts had him rated a s a RT because of his slow feet, short arms and poor technique.

  1. tinman67

    You can never make a player into someone they are not. After the year one experiment the organization should have known that. Hence…good bye Jerry Reece.
    Ps – Thank you for the 20 million in dead cap space as well.

  2. RockHauler

    The knock on Flowers coming out of college was that he was deficient in pass defense, had slow feet, poor technique, would use his hands to grab and had a habit of lowering his head and losing site of his blocking assignment. But had a nasty side to him.
    Well what a shock when he comes to the NFL and is shown to be a bad pass blocker, slow feet getting beat by speed rushers and bull rushing, holding penalties and putting his head down and losing site of his assignment.
    Isn’t this what scouts should and coaches should have seen BEFORE making him a top 10 pick? Now that the old regime is gone and the new regime sees him for what he is and tells him so, he gets a childish attitude and decides he’s going to throw a tantrum and lock himself in his room.
    Good luck to the Giants getting anything in return in a trade and they might have to just either cut him or try and deal with his bad attitude (see the last game of the season when he refused to play).

  3. ships1941

    Just another Jerry Reese screwup, gone and forgotten.
    But to be fair he wasn’t the only guy making that decision.

  4. santheman3

    Antonio brown is the highest paid WR in the NFL..does he deserve that money??
    He is what Odell will be in the future but Odell will be so much better.
    People say Odell doesn’t deserve the money he is asking for because he acts immature or is a prima donna…Antonio Brown doesn’t get as much criticism as Odell does because OBJ is in the biggest spotlight because he plays in NY. Brown acts like an “immature, prima donna”


    Fined for excessive celebrations
    Odell “dog pissing” vs Eagles
    Brown “twerking” vs Redskins
    Brown “key&peele 2 pumps” vs Chiefs

    Odell “taking pictures of Cruz dancing”
    Brown “hugging post” vs colts

    Both fined for wearing cleats honoring people

    Odell “Craig Sager” Cleats: fined 18k for auction cleats to highest bidder to Cancer research..


    To be fair and play devil’s advocate…Ereck Flowers wasn’t supposed to play LT because he needed work on his sloppy footwork and pass protection. It wasn’t until Will Beatty got injuried and Ereck Flowers in his rookie year was thrown in @LT instead of RT. He has some upside with his size and athleticism to help the run game. He always gets beat so he becomes grabby, hence so many holding penalties. Doesn’t help that he is probably facing the teams best defensive player for protecting Eli’s blindside. He is only 23 and can only benefit from Nate Solders arrival. He should battle it out for a starting position (preferably RT) but could have a try at Guard. He is very durable playing 46 out of 48 games and he comes at a friendly price. So i really don’t see why the Giants couldn’t get something in return for Flowers (obviously not a low pick) but a decent pick non the less or keep him and still draft a Linemen because we let our best go (Pugh and Richburg) and could definitely use some help.

  5. santheman3

    Disregard the whole OBJ comparison to Antonio Brown. Writing out thoughts on same note pad, didnt mean to post that part.


  6. Armaday

    Giants added Solder but lost some depth at OL. There are holes there. Can’t see them trading Flowers, unless it’s worthed.

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