Joe Schoen rightfully blasted the Giants OL play from last season

New York Giants, Joe Schoen
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For a few years now, the New York Giants have had one major, glaring problem within the building: the offensive line.

Say what you want to about the play of quarterback Daniel Jones, but we've seen his ability to manage games well and even be the reason New York is competitive. He just needs a little help. He can't do it on his own.

But, when it gets to the point where Jones takes a snap and is immediately running for his life, or handing it off and watching his running back get blasted before he can even make a cut, then there's a real problem to address.

General manager Joe Schoen knows it, too, and he's had just about enough of watching the offensive line be such a problem.

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In a recent piece done by Sports Illustrated's Kevin Wexler, Schoen gave us some insight on his frustration level when it comes to the offensive line.

“It’s important for Daniel, too, the injuries we had; it was almost embarrassing the way we played on the offensive line. You can’t run a play. You really can’t get a true feel for Daniel when he’s on his back every play. There’s definitely a concerted effort to upgrade both fronts," Schoen said.

Today's NFL features some vaunted defensive fronts, and if you aren't well-equipped, it's not going to go well for you. Schoen is calling it how he sees it.

“You’re facing a Micah Parsons, we played San Francisco last year on a short week and you’re facing that d-line; those are real problems,” he explained.

The Giants own the no. 6 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, and while we've heard that they wouldn't pass on "the right quarterback," it might be in their best interest to trade back just a bit and grab the best available offensive lineman while accumulating additional capital.

Some of the best offensive line prospects in this year's draft include: Notre Dame tackle Joe Alt, Penn State tackle Olu Fashanu, Oregon State tackle Taliese Fuaga and Oregon center Jackson Powers-Johnson.

I don't think any one of those guys would be bad options if the value was right. At this point, New York needs to collect as much talent as they can up front, first and foremost. Create competition. Breed success among the top five players there, and move forward.