He listened to it from both of those of them.
From Chris Snee and also from Shaun O’Hara. Abundant Seubert listened to from his former teammates that Shane Lemieux, the child the Giants picked in the fifth round of the NFL draft, reminds them of him.
“What, is he quick?’’ Seubert mentioned.
Self-deprecation was one of Seubert’s contacting cards for a decade with the Giants — along with his penchant for functional jokes, schooling camp altercations and a great deal of punishing blocks. In Giants circles, evaluating an interior offensive lineman to Prosperous Seubert is higher praise and also specific praise — as it provides to intellect somebody unheralded, unburdened with enormous physical talent and unwilling to give an inch to anyone, anywhere.
Lemieux never skipped a begin at Oregon, will compete at each guard spots and also cross-prepare at middle — in which, probably, in time he can uncover a household at a new position. If he comes everywhere close to reaching the level Seubert attained by scratching and clawing his way as an undrafted long-shot again in 2001, the Giants will contemplate this pick a smashing good results.
“If he does remind them of me, with any luck , he’s a tough-ass player, suitable?’’ Seubert informed The Put up. “And he certainly enjoys the recreation of football and will operate by means of the wall for his coaches and for his teammates. Ideally he’s far better than me, to be trustworthy. He’s a tricky, gritty soccer player and if goes in and works really hard from the get-go he can be an superb soccer participant.’’
These Giants for too prolonged lacked what Seubert gave them for 10 many years, persevering by way of the nastiest of appropriate leg injuries in 2003 to get back his commencing task for a Super Bowl winner. An offensive line demands specified marquee qualities, and the Giants hope they have that now with Will Hernandez (second-spherical decide in 2018) and rookie Andrew Thomas (very first-round select in 2020). A line also requires some blue-collar about-achievement. Seubert offered that. In time, most likely Lemieux can provide that, as nicely.
“He reminds me so considerably of Seubert,’’ explained O’Hara, currently an NFL Network analyst. “He’s not the major, quickest, strongest, he’s not heading to wow you with any blend statistic, Pro Day statistic stuff. But when you set on the film, he’s ending guys.’’
Seubert was particularly productive performing in concert with his tackles and middle, in a position to get out and pull. Tiki Barber constantly stated he adored working guiding Seubert.
“He’s received that mentality of Seubert,’’ mentioned Snee, who as a Jaguars scout studied Lemieux. “I do not assume Richie obtained more than enough credit rating for how swift he was. Richie experienced some distinctive short-location quickness that I’m not certain Lemieux has. But exact same mental make-up. I never know if he’s obtained as negative hygiene as Richie experienced.’’
There is an additional reminder of how the Giants applied to run along their offensive line. They performed really hard and ragged on each individual other even more difficult.
Seubert, the head soccer mentor at Watchung Hills Regional Substantial University in Warren, N.J., kiddingly claimed he opted to have his oldest son, Hunter, line up at middle, soon after observing O’Hara participate in that spot for the Giants.
“O’Hara had the least complicated work often, so I figured set him at center, guard him a small little bit,’’ Seubert reported.
O’Hara, respectfully, mentioned he expects Lemieux will convey a selfless mind-set, similar to the 1 Seubert and David Diehl, a fifth-round select in 2003, brought to the crew.
“If we tell him to just take out the trash, he’s gonna consider out the trash,’’ O’Hara said.
Coming out of Division II Western Illinois — Seubert participating in for the college workforce known as the Leathernecks is correct out of central casting — landing a location on an NFL roster expected a substantial upset. Seubert refused to again down and not only trapped around, by 2002 he was a complete-time starter.
“I consider I created it due to the fact I came in with an mind-set that I did not treatment that I was a cost-free agent and I didn’t care the place I was on the depth chart and I did not care who I was going in opposition to in follow,’’ Seubert stated. “I didn’t get caught up in, ‘Oh my God, there’s Michael Strahan across from me,’ or Kenny Holmes or whoever it was. You just have to go in there and contend your ass off each solitary engage in.
“I wasn’t, for each se, the swiftest guy out there or the most impressive man out there, but I addressed each and every enjoy in practice as if it was a sport. I only needed to compete.’’
He competed every single day he wore a Giants uniform. It is a trait Lemieux, and the full offensive line, must attempt to emulate.