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2014 NFL Draft: New York Giants Select Colorado State C Weston Richburg

May 9th, 2014 at 7:58 PM
By Dan Benton

With their second pick (No. 43 overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Colorado State center Weston Richburg.

Projected by some to go in Round 3, Richburg was still regarded as the best center available in the draft. Despite the minor reach early in Round 2, the Giants do have themselves a relatively polished and talented interior lineman who Giants 101 featured twice as a potential Big Blue target.

Anthony Raia provided a short scouting report on him all the way back in December:

Richburg is one of the best centers in the nation this year, and part of an offensive line that helped average 461 yards per game. The Giants will likely try to move on from injury prone David Bass, and value could be found in Richburg. Keep in mind, Richburg was called for an astonishing zero penalties last year as a junior.

Richburg started his High School football career, but a significant growth spurt eventually landed him on the offensive line — he has played tackle, guard and center in college.

"Ideal pick for us. He is terrific," General Manager Jerry Reese said. "Versatile player, really good athlete. Center is a very important part of our new offensive scheme. We brought J.D. in, but we're trying to create some competition there at the position."

Perhaps above all else, the Giants love Richburg's smarts. He reportedly blew them away in his pre-Draft interview and head coach Tom Coughlin says that's an important aspect when it comes to Ben McAdoo's new offensive system. However, it's no guarantee he's lock to play center — should J.D. Walton win the job, Richburg stands a chance at finding playing time elsewhere along the line.

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Tags: Football, J.D. Walton, Jerry Reese, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Weston Richburg

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100 Responses to “2014 NFL Draft: New York Giants Select Colorado State C Weston Richburg”

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  1.  TroyThorne says:

    Spoiler alert.

  2.  JBeast3 says:

    LOVE THE PICK!!!!!!!

  3.  BleedingBlueSince04 says:

    Hope he cAn be a day one starter at Guard or center . Left ealy and Moses on the board .

  4.  JBeast3 says:

    Now we are talking, now ODB pick is looking great. Just gimme a DT/DE in the third like Tuitt, Jernnigan, Nix or Kareem Martin.

    I LOVE this Pick, i have been hoping the giants get him. I think he can start now if needed to. My only question is can he play G also?

  5.  kujo says:

    Hell yeah!!!!!

  6.  BadBadLeroyBrown says:

    He needs a tan…

    I must say Im shocked they went with a center here so early with the players who were left on the board but he is the best rated Center in the draft. So cant complain.

  7.  BadBadLeroyBrown says:

    JD Walton just threw his remote at the TV

    •  JBeast3 says:

      Competition brings out the best!

      With taking a C and not Cyrus the OT i think the Giants are giving Beatty at least another year or two to prove that he is worth the contract

  8.  kujo says:

    Oh f**** yes!

    WE JUST DRAFTING A F*CKING CENTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A REAL LIFE, FIRE BREATHING CENTER!!!!!!!!! IN THE 2ND ROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY SH*t!!!!!!!!!!! I Am FLIPPING A SH*t RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    •  BleedingBlueSince04 says:

      Lol if kujo approves then so do I .

    •  JBeast3 says:

      LOVE the pick, and there are a lot of DL talent left on the board

    •  rlhjr says:

      My man…..you go Kujo. Flip your $7!+ brother…………..LMFAO. We got us a center!
      And he’s good.

      Can anyone confirm a J CHARLES sitting last night?

  9.  rlhjr says:

    What an outstanding pick. Go Jerry Go Jerry it your birthday…………………..

  10.  JBeast3 says:

    Does anyone know if he can play G also?

    •  kujo says:

      Played several games at LG and LT….

      He’s also ambidexterous.

      •  JBeast3 says:

        WHAT?!?!?!? SWEEEET!!!!! I loved the pick before but now i love it times 1000. Damn I’m so happy with the pick. He can play C if JD is injured or sucks, he can play G if Snee gets injured. If JR is happy about Beattys condition, then i think OL is set

    •  giankees says:

      They said he can play all 5 positions

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