THE GIANTS OFFENSIVE LINE: IMPROVED OR NOT IMPROVED?

Will the Giants continue to address the offensive line in the draft?

It’s not if, but when. The Giants will not use the 6th pick on Joe Alt, a standout tackle from Notre Dame. But they will use later-round picks on a lineman. Cooper Beebee could be available in later rounds, as could Jordan Morgan from Arizona (83.5 PFF) or Kingsley Suamataia from BYU (67.5 PFF). Both are solid options for a lineman draft pick for the Giants. The Giants currently hold six picks in the draft. After 6th, they have the 47th, 70th, 107th, 166th, and 183rd.

Could Evan Neal be moved to Guard?

At the owner’s meetings last week, the Giants addressed this by saying Neal will get another shot at right tackle. Neal was arguably one of the worst tackles in the NFL last year, also had an injury, and said fans who criticize him all flip burgers. Despite this, the Giants will try him out again at the right tackle position. Jermaine Elumenor is the better option for the position. Expect Neal to rotate in at right tackle to start, at the very least. Assuming Neal improves, I expect him to play well enough to avoid being moved to guard with stability in the position. Neal’s 5th-year option is also on the table after the season. Overall, it’s a vital season for Neal regarding his future at the tackle position and with the team.

2024 Giants Offensive Line Prediction

2023 Rank: 30th (PFF) 2024 Rank: 20th

2023 Sacks: 85 (Stat Muse) 2024: Sacks: 54

2023 Sacks per game: 5.0 (Team Rankings) 2024 Sacks per game: 3.0

2024 Best OL: Andrew Thomas

2024 Most Improved OL: John Michael Schmitz

2024 Worst OL: Evan Neal

One More Note: The Giants also brought in James Ferentz as Assistant Offensive Line Coach. Ferentz recently retired after a career with the Broncos and Patriots.