Pugh, something of a surprise choice at 19th overall, has played right tackle during offseason workouts. He started 34 games at left tackle for the Orange. He made the Big East's all-conference team three straight years, twice as a first-teamer.
While the Giants biggest need heading into the draft was defense, Pugh is a versatile lineman who can play both guard and tackle. New York needs help at both spots with right tackle David Diehl coming off a sub-par season.