NFL Draft: Ranking New York Giants’ Round 1 offensive linemen targets
No. 2: OT Evan Neal, Alabama
Coming in at an absurd 6-foot-7 and 350 pounds, Evan Neal was truly dominant this season at Alabama, gaining a pass blocking grade of 83.6, alongside a run blocking grade of 80.4 per, PFF.
While Neal’s base PFF numbers may not be jaw dropping, watching him play is truly a special experience, the things that Evan Neal is capable of doing is blasphemous, his combination of speed, strength, and athleticism at that size is something I don’t think I’ve ever seen before.
What is probably my biggest issue with Evan Neal is his tendency to over extend on run blocking plays, this leads to him ending on his stomach a good amount of times, however, a good offensive line coach can fix that.
Evan Neal is looking to be a generational talent at tackle, making it no surprise that he is the current favorite to be the number one overall pick. He is truly a special talent that every team could use.