New Giants OT posts passionate message that isn't good news for Evan Neal

The new Giants signing is ready to battle for a starting spot

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Of all the moves NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen has been able to make early on in free agency, perhaps the addition of offensive tackle Jermaine Eluemunor is the one being most slept on. This is a reunion for Eluemunor with new Giants offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo.

Already, Eluemunor has posted several times on social media about how excited he is to be joining the G-Men. This feels like a dream come true for the big-bodied lineman. However, Eluemunor knows he has to come in and fight for his spot. In one of his most-recent posts, Eluemunor made it quite clear he's going to arrive at camp with a chip on his shoulder, ready to give it his all.

Jermaine Eluemunor is expected to battle with Evan Neal at right tackle

Eluemunor is quite versatile, but the expectation is he'll push for a starting job at right tackle. This of course would be bad news for Evan Neal, who was taken No. 7 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft to man that spot for the Giants for a decade or so.

Two years into that plan and Schoen could be ready to pull the plug on things. Neal was a major disappointment in 2022 and he somehow got worse in 2023. Ankle issues were a nightmare for him as well. With Eluemunor now being in town, could this result in him (finally) being moved to right guard?

Neal doesn't want to change positions, saying he was born to be an offensive tackle. We love Neal's passion and respect him working his tail off to improve, but he's just not getting the job done for the Giants up front. A move to guard could quite literally save his Big Blue career if he can up his game.

The fact that Eluemunor was signed to a two-year, $14 million deal shows you the Giants are ready for a backup plan with Neal. We should see these two battle it out at RT, but if Neal falls behind early on, it'll be time for him to say goodbye to the outside of the line and hello to the interior.

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