“With the 9th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Offensive Lineman, Ereck Flowers from the University of Miami.” The crowed cheered as commissioner Rodger Goodell announced the Giants pick. The 6′ 6″ lineman from the Hurricanes had an exceptional final season with Miami. Coach Tom Coughlin explained his excitement for the young lineman. “We are excited about him. We do have some veteran players here as well. Hopefully the best will rise to the surface.” After taking Pugh in last years draft, the Giants are focusing on surrounding Eli Manning with protection.
Flowers is also excited to join the experienced line, since he is able to play any position on the line, he believes sticking him anywhere can help him. “I’m ready to come in anywhere on the line to make a contribution. Whatever helps the team win.” His commitment to the team is evident and the whole staff is ready to get into camp and see what Flowers can do. Flowers was voted to the all-ACC second team this past season as junior and helped the Hurricanes have one of the top offensive lines in the conference.
The executives of the Giants love Flowers passion for the game. They described him as someone who always has a smile on his face and always gets into the game, even if it is just practice or a scrimmage. Besides his physical abilities and talents, Flowers is intelligent on the field, his ability to read defenses, and create running lanes for the running back is exceptional.