It's no secret that there are many ties between Tom Coughlin's New York Giants and the Boston College football team, especially considering that there are two former Eagles on the Giants roster and several coaches, Coughlin included, have ties to Chestnut Hill.
Thus, it should not come as a surprise that Boston College senior lineman Anthony Castonzo's name has been thrown around as the Giants' potential top pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, which begins on Thursday night.
Now, just because a player went to a school that an NFL coach has strong ties with doesn't mean they will instantly be a good fit, but that is the case with Castonzo and the Giants, according to New York Post.
Castonzo said he can definitely see himself fitting in with the Giants, who are known for tough, close-knit offensive lines. He has had contact with Jack Bicknell Jr., the Giants assistant offensive line coach who previously worked with Castonzo at Boston College. At the BC Pro Day, Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty ran the drills.
While the Castonzo-Giants relationship would be a good one, the question is whether or not he will still be available for New York to draft with the No. 19 overall pick, their first of the 2011 NFL Draft. BC Interruption examines...
The question is will Castonzo still be on the board when the Giants make their first round selection with the 19th pick of the Draft. While offensive tackle isn't a glaring hole on the Giants roster, a top tackle may be too good to pass up. Whether Castonzo falls to the Giants also seems to depend on whether Florida center/guard Mike Pouncey is still on the board.