With the ninth pick, the Giants select tackle Ereck Flowers out of Miami.
After ranking 30th in run blocking last year, the G-Men take the best run blocker in the draft. The impact should be felt immediately and help the backfield of Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams and Shane Vereen. His pass blocking still needs plenty of work but is only 20-years old and will have plenty of time to learn. If he can round that part of his game into shape, Eli Manning and company will have solid protection for many years to come.