New York Giants: Robert Thomas ‘Frontrunner’ To Start at Defensive Tackle (Report)

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According to NJ.com’s James Kratch, defensive tackle Robert Thomas is the “frontrunner” to start alongside Damon Harrison at defensive tackle.

This may come as a surprise to many, when you consider that the team selected Dalvin Tomlinson in the second round of the draft back in April.

Now, it’s still early, as preseason games have yet to be played.

But Thomas is already taking first-team reps after not starting a single game last season with the Giants and appearing in just eight games overall.

New York also has former third round pick Jay Bromley on the roster, someone who is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

Kratch also mentions how recently signed veteran Corbin Bryant could see significant playing time this year and possibly contend for Thomas’ starting gig as well.

Between Bryant, Bromley, and Thomas, neither of the three had Pro Football Focus grades above 50 last season.