4 things to watch at NY Giants mandatory minicamp this week

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2. The NY Giants offensive line should continue to gel

One of the biggest focuses leading up to Week 1 for this team will be how the offensive line shapes out. For now, we already know Andrew Thomas will start at left tackle, John Michael Schmitz will be the center, Mark Glowinski will get the nod at right guard and Evan Neal will man right tackle. So, what about left guard?

There's competition for LG, but Ben Bredeson is the heavy favorite to win the job. Bredeson is entering his fourth year in the league and his third with the Giants - he started off his career with the Baltimore Ravens in 2020.

Bredeson saw plenty of significant action for the Giants last season, appearing in 11 games and making eight starts. He was inconsistent at times in '22, but he had flashes of great play. It will be massive for him to improve this year. The offensive line as a whole needs to be better in protecting Daniel Jones and opening up holes for Barkley.