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New York Giants 2022 Training Camp Roster Preview: OL Marcus McKethan

Let's see what this rookie fifth-round draft pick can contribute to the offensive line beyond depth.

New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen must have liked what he saw from the North Carolina offensive line because after selecting OL Joshua Ezeudu in the third round of the 2022 NFL draft, the Giants went right back in and grabbed his teammate Marcus McKethan 173rd overall.

Before teaming up with Ezeudu in North Carolina, McKethan attended Barnwell High School, gaining nationwide recognition. He did not allow a sack during his senior season and finished the year with 543 knockdown blocks.

This success got him noticed. McKethan was ranked the No. 13 player in South Carolina and the No. 36 offensive guard in the country by 247sports.com.

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After committing to North Carolina and red-shirting his freshman season, Ezeudu began to see success there as well. McKethan became the starter at right guard for 12 of 13 appearances as a sophomore. 

The following year (2020), he earned honorable mention All-ACC notice after starting all 12 games at right guard and repeated that honor in 2021 for his play in all 13 games at right guard.

McKethan did this all while blocking for an offense that averaged 38.5 points per game the last two seasons and became a staple in one of the most effective offenses in college football.

May 13, 2022; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants offensive lineman Marcus McKethan (60) practices a drill during rookie camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
Dec 30, 2021; Charlotte, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels offensive lineman Marcus McKethan (73) back in pass blocking as quarterback Sam Howell (7) takes the snap during the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium.
Sep 3, 2021; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels offensive linemen Marcus McKethan (73) and Quiron Johnson (69) and running back D.J. Jones (26) react to the snap during the second half against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Lane Stadium.

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