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Player Profile: David Diehl

The 2010 season for David Diehl was a rocky one. He started off in training camp in a three pronged battle with William Beatty and Rich Seubert. If Beatty showed enough to be the starting left tackle, Diehl would be moved to left guard Seubert would be sent to the bench. However, Diehl did not want to move, he was beginning to feel like he belonged as the team’s left tackle. Diehl was able to hold off a regressing Beatty and keep his position. However, Diehl would end up doing far more then protecting Eli Manning’s blind side. He would miss time this season with a hamstring injury, too.

Diehl ended up missing four games due to a hamstring and hip injury, and when he came back he ended up playing guard, too. With Shawn Andrews playing tackle, Diehl moved to guard and ended up playing great there. (Many scouts believe he is better suited to be a guard) Andrews’ got hurt and Diehl wen’t back to LT and finished the season off strong. Those were the first games Diehl had missed ever, too.

Diehl had another strong season playing both LT and LG, but missed four games due to injury.

2011 Forecast:

Diehl will probably end up playing LT again this season. It does depend on how William Beatty progresses and who they draft, too. If the Giants’ look to solidify the offensive line, Diehl could end up back at guard, where he began his career. However, regardless of the upgrades made, expect Diehl to be starting on the left side of the line again in 2011.

List/Player

David Diehl

Travis Beckum

Derek Hagan

Kareem McKenzie

Profiles To Come (REQUEST AWAY!!):

Chad Jones

Antrel Rolle

Clint Sintim

William Beatty

Picks 2-6 in last year’s draft (draft recap)

Victor Cruz

Jon Goff

Brandon Jacobs

Chase Blackburn

Matt Dodge

Michael Boley

D.J. Ware

Ryan Perrilloux

Ramses Barden

Keith Bulluck

Shawn Andrews


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5 Responses to “Player Profile: David Diehl”

  1. jeremy P says:

    I was to the realization that Suebert played guard better than Beatty played tackle. So in effect, it was actually Suebert who pushed Beatty out of the starting line up, not Diehl.

    Diehl’s salary dictates he must start when healthy, if not at tackle than at guard. I’m almost certain either Suebert or Kruetz will be starting at center because O’Hara this past season was literally on his last leg.

    Both, Booth and Petrus are fine backups. I have an enormous amount of faith in their capabilities to fill in sparingly throughout the season. And Andrews is essentially a wildcard. Because with his history of back problems, anything he gives us at this point is a plus.

  2. justin says:

    eli manning,michael johnson,bruce johnson,dave tollefson

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