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 Will Beatty News
09/02/15 - T Will Beatty (torn pectoral) was placed on reserve/physically unable to perform by the Giants Tuesday (Sept. 1).
07/31/15 - T Will Beatty failed his physical with the Giants Friday (July 31) and begins training camp on the physically unable to perform list. He still counts against the 90-man roster.
06/16/15 - T Will Beatty, who is almost one month into his estimated five-to-six month recovery from pectoral surgery, made his first appearance before the media since suffering his injury.
Beatty, who described his injury as a "freak accident," is hoping to be back on the field again at some point this season, perhaps even before his projected six-month timetable.
In the meantime, he will probably spend all of training camp on the PUP list, where he will likely remain to start the season.
"I mean they haven't said anything to how they are going to do that," Beatty admitted, adding, "It is more of I have the opportunity to come back and they are letting me know that early, so it's like, 'Don't sit around and don't mope around; you have got to get back on your horse and we have got to get back not only as fast as possible but also healthy enough and strong so you can be a factor in the game.'"
Of course, there could be complications for Beatty when he is physically ready to return, and that comes in the form of rookie Ereck Flowers, whom the team drafted ninth overall with an eye toward becoming the future left tackle.
Should Flowers grow into the role, it would probably be difficult for the coaching staff to remove the rookie once Beatty is ready to return.
Beatty admitted that is a concern.
"I am more, 'How can I be here and not get lost in the crowd or get put on the back burner?'" he said.
"I was talking to the doctor; he was like, 'We could have surgery, it is something that can be 100 percent when you recover,' so that is my goal and that is my mentality, to get back out there and to still prove to myself that I can still do this."
To make sure he doesn't get caught up in the wash, Beatty said the only thing he can do is build on what he started last season so that when his number is called, he's ready to pick up where he left off.
"If I focus on that, the uncertainties of the game, you are just rolling dice," he said. "The things I
05/21/15 - T Will Beatty is expected to miss five or six months because of a torn pectoral muscle.
The 6-foot-6, 329-pound lineman suffered the injury lifting weights, according to FOX Sports. He underwent surgery Wednesday, according to Newsday, and is not expected back until midseason.
Beatty, a second-round pick in 2009, has started 63 of 82 games in four seasons and has missed just one game over the last three years.
The Giants drafted Ereck Flowers with the ninth overall pick this month, with the idea of starting him at right tackle. But he likely will move to left tackle now.
12/21/14 - LT Will Beatty had a rough game, picking up four holding penalties, one in each period. When he wasn't holding, Beatty did help the offense gain 514 yards and score 37 points on a defense that had allowed just 46 points in its previous five games.