4 NFL Draft regrets that could haunt the NY Giants in 2024

There are plenty of what-ifs in each draft, but which decisions will NY regret this year?
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2. Straying away from the OL the entire draft

The Giants made several free-agent signings on the offensive line this offseason, inking deals with Jon Runyan Jr. and Jermaine Eluemunor. Both are expected to be Day 1 starters for Big Blue, but Schoen did not address the offensive line during the draft — one that was rated 30th in the NFL in 2023 according to Pro Football Focus.

With the speculation surrounding Evan Neal potentially shifting to guard next year, Eluemenor signed a two-year, $14 million deal with NY after appearing in all 17 games for the Raiders last year. While he is a starting-caliber player, he will not be the long-term solution. The eighth-year lineman will be 30 years old by the end of the season.

The rushing attack will be limited with Barkley heading down to Philly. One way to combat that would be to strengthen blocking in the trenches. Fans knew that OT was a positional need going into the draft. NY could have drafted Eluemenor’s successor in the later rounds, but they did not draft any lineman with any of their six picks. This could be something that hurts the team later on.