2013 was a disastrous season for the New York Giants along the offensive line. They were never able to get on the same page, as injuries caused chemistry and performanceproblems right from the start. The Giants made the offensive line a focus of the 2014 offseason, signing Geoff Schwartz, J.D. Walton, Charles Brown, John Jerry and most recently claiming Rogers Gaines on waivers. They did not stop there, as they used their second-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft on Weston Richburg, center from Colorado State.
Richburg fills a major need for the Giants — a youth infusion along the offensive line. For too long, the Giants relied on older veterans without refilling the pipeline along the offensive line with younger players. Richburg now makes it two consecutive seasons the Giants used a high draft pick on a lineman after drafting Justin Pugh in the first round last season. The need for a constant, productive player on the inside of the offensive line has been the something the Giants have had for a long time, and Richburg looks like the one to fix it.