3. OL John Michael Schmitz
New York Giants rookie John Michael Schmitz was one of the biggest storylines of this past offseason. The team took the center out of Minnesota with their second-round pick of the 2023 NFL Draft, and he played well through his first three professional games until he suffered an injury at the start of the Giants' Week 4 meeting with the Seahawks.
The first-year offensive lineman had been meeting expectations before getting hurt. Through three games, Schmitz allowed six total pressures on 139 pass block snaps, including one sack. The 24-year-old hoss has earned a pass-blocking efficiency rating of 96.5 or higher on every snap he's played this season. The Giants can only hope when he returns, he makes a similar impact.
Fortunately for the Giants, Schmitz is progressing well, and we can expect him to get back on the field soon. He was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, which is a good sign. Big Blue has also been without several starters on the offensive line, which has yet to make it easy on quarterbacks Daniel Jones or Taylor. With the poor performance from their line, even when healthy this season, the G-Men can use any help they can get. There's a good chance JMS returns on Sunday.