Ereck Flowers reveals pre-draft visit with Giants

The Ereck Flowers pre-draft hype is building, with the Giants as the possible landing spot. They own the ninth overall selection in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft.

Following an NJ Advance Media report several weeks back that had the Giants high on the University of Miami offensive linemen (and he landed at No. 9 in my most recent mock draft, see below) more evidence has recently been brought to the table. The team's brass attended his Pro Day and now Flowers told that he has a pre-draft visit in New Jersey.

"[The Giants] came for the pro day; I had dinner with them, and I have a visit set up with them," Flowers said.

Fox Sports' Peter Schrager also heard glowing reviews recently from several NFL sources who revealed there are multiple teams with Flowers as their No. 1 offensive lineman in the draft. Schrager also put Flowers at No. 9 for the Giants in his most recent mock draft.

Here are the basics on Flowers, per and analyst Lance Zierlein:

Height: 6-6
Weight: 329 pounds
Arm Length: 34½
Hands: 9 7/8
40-Yard Dash: 5.31
Bench Reps: 37 (most at the NFL Scouting Combine)

"BOTTOM LINE While they have different body types, Flowers will have some of the same strengths and flaws 2014 first-round pick Greg Robinson had coming in. Flowers has the size, feet and talent to be a very good left tackle but he will be a work in progress unless he can eliminate some of the balance issues that could plague him."

Flowers is believed to be a plug-and-play NFL right tackle who also has the flexibility to slide inside to guard. Some view him as a potential future left tackle.

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