3 reasons why trading NY Giants RB Saquon Barkley would be a mistake

NY Giants, Saquon Barkley. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM )
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NY Giants, Saquon Barkley
NY Giants, Saquon Barkley. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for 2022 Tribeca Festival) /

2. Revamped offensive line will be huge for Saquon Barkley

It goes without saying, but all of the changes made for the offensive line will be crucial for this team not only in 2022, but for years to come as well. New York’s O-Line was a downright disgrace last fall, as the guys did a terrible job of protecting Jones and opening up any kind of nice holes for the running backs, including Barkley.

Things have changed, however, as Schoen went out and signed Jon Feliciano and Mark Glowinski. On top of that, people remain ecstatic about the potential of No. 7 overall pick Evan Neal. The former Alabama standout will be the starting right tackle this year, meaning he and Andrew Thomas (left tackle) will be covering the edges for Jones.

That’s quite the duo right there. With Thomas, he underwent ankle surgery in the winter, but he’s been looking sharp in his offseason workouts. While he wasn’t able to be a full go for minicamp, Thomas was recently spotted working out in Georgia and the big-bodied hoss is looking like he’s almost close to full speed. That’s big for Daboll.

With that improved offensive line getting ready to take the field, this is obviously going to be massive for Barkley. It will give him the chance to remind people of how good he can be. It feels like a decade ago that Barkley took the NFL by storm during his rookie season in 2018, which ended with a trip to the Pro Bowl. Can that same kind of player return in the coming months?