The NY Giants haven’t been on the gridiron for overly long at training camp, but some things are 100 percent standing out for the fanbase right now. Whether it be a guy looking sharp on offense, or someone making plays on defense, there’s been plenty of positives for new head coach Brian Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen.
There’s also been some negatives for the coaching staff to go over too. Some players haven’t lived up to the hype, while others are still hoping to fight their way back from injury. In this piece, we take a look at 10 things that have stood out to us thus far during the early sessions over at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford.
10. Evan Neal is the real deal
When the G-Men used their No. 7 overall pick on Alabama’s Evan Neal, people were over the moon with the news. Neal is an absolute monster and he’s wasted no time looking sharp at camp. Manning the starting right tackle duties, Neal has been impressive early on and it’s been so great to see.
There have been no rookie jitters for the first-rounder. On top of that, Neal is playing beyond his years and he’s been standing out to his teammates as well. Star left tackle Andrew Thomas has consistently talked up Neal this offseason. Thomas knows just how good this kid can be down the road for the Giants.
With Neal, he’s also showcasing plenty of swag out on the field and he’s made it clear that he’s going to bust his rump to protect Daniel Jones. This is of course amazing news for Jones, as he needs Neal, Thomas and the rest of the offensive line to work overtime to keep him upright this campaign.
Thus far, Neal is passing the eye test and the team’s supporters are excited to see what he can do moving forward. The first-year hoss has a ton of potential and a big 2022 from him is expected.