At 6’4, 375 pounds with uncommon athleticism, offensive guard Michael Jasper has been already nicknamed Roadblock by some New York Giants fans. Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 2011 NFL draft, Jasper only made the active roster once for the Bills playing nose tackle for the team before being cut by the team. Eventually, Jasper made his way to the Giants and switched back to offensive guard. (You can see a Bills’ 2011 scouting report with video of Jasper run blocking by clicking here.)
The two offensive linemen the Giants’ selected at the 2013 NFL Draft this year, Justin Pugh 6’5, 297 lbs (Syracuse– OL) and Eric Herman 6’4, 320 lbs (Ohio -OG) are both big men with a nasty streak. The skinny on two is Pugh will make the team and compete with David Diehl at right guard, while Herman will compete as well for a position at the line but will probably make the practice squad. Herman and Jasper seem a lot alike in that they specialize in pancake blocks, or blocks that take an opponent out of the play. It’ll be interesting to see how the Giants’ will evolve through training camp this summer to the team they will start with for the 2013 NFL season, especially on the offensive line which is starting to look very crowded with veterans, off-season pickups, and rookies.