Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Giants' picks: Round 2/60 -- William Beatty, LT, 6-5, 310, Connecticut...Beatty appears headed for competition with reserves Adam Koets and Guy Whimper as the backup to the two starters, but Reese and college scouting boss Marc Ross feel he has true left tackle capabilities. For the moment, however, he might be targeted as the emergency replacement for right tackle Kareem McKenzie, who is subject to back spasms. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout William Beatty News
06/12/14 - Head coach Tom Coughlin said that left tackle Will Beatty, who has been sidelined this spring as he recovers from a fractured leg, should be ready for training camp, "or shortly thereafter."
The Giants have been rotating Charles Brown and James Brewer at left tackle in Beatty's place.
06/01/14 - WR Mario Manningham (knee) and LT Will Beatty (leg) will not be participating in the spring OTAs.
Coach Tom Coughlin said he anticipates having those guys "by the fall," opening things up to speculation regarding either of those players' availability for training camp.
Currently, the Giants have been working Charles Brown and James Brewer at left tackle.
Also not participating in the second OTA was offensive lineman Eric Herman, who is recovering from offseason hip surgery.
12/30/13 - LT Will Beatty (leg) was still undergoing evaluation, but general manager Jerry Reese said that the early prognosis is that Beatty should be able to play again next season.
09/12/12 - OT Will Beatty, who was finally removed from the injury report after dealing with a back problem for several weeks, is not assured of getting his starting left tackle job back. Rather, look for Beatty to continue in his role as the blocking tight end for the time being as head coach Tom Coughlin likely doesn't want to upset the chemistry of an offensive line that's otherwise played together since the spring practices.
09/10/12 - OT Will Beatty continues to work his way back from a prolonged back ailment. But head coach Tom Coughlin pumped the breaks on any thought that once Beatty was fully back, that he would be reinserted into the starting lineup ahead of Sean Locklear.
"We'll see how it goes," he said. "He's got to make up for a lot of missed time."
To do that, Beatty said he's been taking as many reps as he can with both the starters and the twos, which he said is important to help him get back his stamina to play 60-80 snaps per game after such a long period of inactivity.
"I'm trying to take snaps wherever I can get them," he said. "I'm rotating with the ones and also taking them with the twos, so I'm still going against Osi (Umenyiora) and JPP (Jason Pierre-Paul), and letting them know that I'm trying to work myself out, not just them out.
"I feel good. Once you're in there on the offensive line, you're in. It's not, ‘Take a few plays and then come out.'"
He's also been encouraged by how he's been feeling.
"There's no pain. I feel good. Last week I felt ready to go. I got a few plays and felt good during those plays, so just waiting for the go-ahead."