The Giants selected OL Andrew Thomas with the No. 4 pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. A homegrown talent, Thomas was born in Lithonia, Georgia, and went to high school at the Pace Academy in Atlanta. He was a four-star recruit and earned U.S. Army All-American honors during his final season with the Knights. Thomas was offered a boatload of FBS scholarships before choosing Georgia over Notre Dame and Clemson.
Thomas was a Freshman All-American at right tackle for the Bulldogs in 2017. Honors continued, as he was a First-Team All-American as a left tackle during his final two seasons. In 2019, Thomas won the SEC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the best offensive lineman in the conference. He was the first Bulldog blocker to win the award since Matt Stinchcomb took the honor in 1998.
A massive O-lineman, Thomas (6-foot-5, 320 pounds) was one of several elite offensive line prospects in this year’s draft. He is a dominant run blocker and possesses all the tools to develop into a premier pass protector at the NFL level. Thomas was a vital player on Georgia teams that won 11 or more games over three consecutive seasons. He also helped the Bulldogs claim three SEC Eastern Division championships and played in three straight New Year’s Six bowl games (2018 Rose, 2019 Sugar, 2020 Sugar).
Thomas has started 41 games—15 at right tackle as a freshman and 26 at left tackle over the past two seasons. His combination of strength, length (36 1/8” arms), athleticism and experience make him ready to start Day 1.
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