Who is Evan Brown? | Why versatile rookie center has opportunity with Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD — The Giants have spent significant resources upgrading the offensive line this offseason.Whether it is drafting Will Hernandez with pick No. 34 overall in the second-round of last month’s NFL Draft, or making left tackle Nate Solder the highest paid lineman in the league via free agency, bolstering one of the NFL’s leakiest offensive lines has been a top priority for first-year general manager Dave Gettleman.However, after losing Weston Richburg to the San Francisco 49ers in free agency, the Giants did not add a center behind starter Brett Jones during the Draft.Enter, SMU undrafted rookie Evan Brown.Brown, 6-foot-3 and 310 pounds, has experience playing both guard and center and this offseason’s focus on the offensive line is part of what drove him to choose the Giants after going undrafted.Setting expectations for Giants rookies”The Giants, I had heard a little bit from a scout and from [offensive line] Coach Hal Hunter,” Brown said Saturday prior to his second rookie minicamp practice. “So, I knew they were interested in me a little bit, but I knew they didn’t have many picks in the draft later in the draft which is where I figured I’d have my opportunity at.”So, had a feeling they weren’t going to draft me in the fourth or fifth when they had their last pick, but I also knew that I had a decent opportunity here. That’s why I ultimately chose them.”

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