Latest NY Giants offensive line signings will provide quality depth

Joe Schoen is working overtime in improving things up front

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Yes, a lot of the focus for the NY Giants early on in free agency will be the splash moves. Trading for Brian Burns and signing Devin Singletary stand out, but so do the additions of linemen Jon Runyan Jr. and Jermaine Eluemunor.

Just recently, though, Schoen decided to keep on improving the offensive line by adding guards Austin Schlottmann and Aaron Stinnie. While these aren't 'monster' deals by any means, it's finally providing the unit up front with something it has needed for years: quality depth.

Aaron Stinnie and Austin Schlottmann will be key for the Giants line

The guard play for the Giants has been a nightmare for quite some time. Matter of fact, outside of All-Pro left tackle Andrew Thomas, you can say the OL as a whole has been the biggest problem for the Giants since Obama was in office.

Schlottmann and Stinnie both have plenty of starting experience and their additions came shortly after it was announced that former Giants starter Ben Bredeson had agreed to terms on a new deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

This is going to be Year 6 for Schlottmann in the NFL. He started off his career with the Broncos before spending the past two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. Last campaign in the NFC North, the 6-6, 300-pounder appeared in nine games, with three starts.

As for Stinnie, he's coming off a strong year for the Bucs, where he allowed only two sacks in 2023 on more than 440 pass-block reps. Last fall and winter, the Giants offensive line gave up 85 sacks, which was the worst in the league. With new position coach Carmen Bricillo in New Jersey, the hope is his unit can post a complete 180 in 2024.

Yes, people are fired up over Runyan and Eluemunor, and more help will be on the way via the NFL Draft. However, both Schlottmann and Stinnie have been able to perform at a high level when their numbers have been called. We anticipate the same for them moving forward in a Big Blue jersey.

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