5 NY Giants with the most to prove once training camp arrives

Time for these guys to step up.
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The NY Giants' training camp is around the corner and we're about to get our first in-depth look at this roster heading into the 2024 season. Following a disastrous year in '23, New York has plenty to prove up and down the franchise, from management to players.

Focusing on the player aspect, there are a few guys on this team who have a little more to prove than the rest of the bunch. If they fail to meet their expectations, the odds of them being replaced before the season starts may be higher than some think. With that said, we've got five guys in mind with the most to prove at camp:

5. OT Evan Neal

Given the Giants' recent offensive line acquisitions, it seems as if they could be preparing for life after Evan Neal moving forward. Most notably, veteran Jermaine Eluemunor was brought in on a two-year, $14 million contract. Currently, it seems like the plan is to slot him in at guard, but there's a chance Eluemunor outright replaces Neal in the starting lineup at RT if the former No. 7 overall pick continues to disappoint.

Eluemunor does have some experience at guard, playing a little over 500 snaps at that position throughout his seven-year career. However, most of his snaps have been at tackle, and it's been his best position.

As for Neal, we all know about the struggles he's had throughout his career. While injuries have played a role, there's no changing the fact that he's been a detriment to the Giants offense and if something doesn't change heading into the 2024 season, New York cannot waste any more time on his development.

We haven't gotten many looks at Neal prior to training camp as, once again, he is dealing with an injury that the Giants coaching staff has been very cautious about. Only time will tell if this injury holds him out of camp, but regardless, Neal must prove he can play at a starting level if he wants to retain his job in '24