4 Giants who have been the biggest let downs through 12 games

These NY Giants players have yet to live up to the hype thus far this season.

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1. Evan Neal

Since being selected No. 7 overall by the Giants in the 2022 draft, Evan Neal has played nothing like the team expected. Despite a dominant college career at the University of Alabama, Neal has struggled since entering the NFL.

When discussing Evan Neal earlier this week, Giants general manager Joe Schoen didn't mince words: "Evan needs to play better… he knows that."

While on the field this season, Neal has consistently struggled against edge-rushers, allowing them to pressure the quarterback. Neal's slow feet leave him vulnerable to an array of pass-rush moves, as defenders consistently find themselves breaking into the backfield.

As Neal returns to full health and is expected back after the BYE, there's no denying the mounting pressure on him. With the 2024 draft class rich in offensive tackle prospects, the Giants may consider another attempt at securing a tackle in the first round.

However, the ideal scenario for the Giants involves a rejuvenated Neal stepping up and securing his future with the team. The Giants desperately need help up front, making Neal's performance pivotal in shaping the team's success.