NY Giants 53-man roster prediction following the 2023 NFL Draft
By Reese Nasser
NY Giants offensive linemen (9)
• Andrew Thomas (OT), Evan Neal (OT), Matt Peart (OT), Mark Glowinski (OG), Ben Bredeson (OG), Joshua Ezeudu (OG), Marcus McKethan (OG), J.C. Hassenauer (C), John Michael Schmitz (C)
In the past, arguably the weakest point of the Giants offense has been the offensive line. But through their recent drafts, they have looked to make major improvements in the unit. Now when looking at the current depth of the group, they will have to make several tough decisions heading into the 2023 campaign.
The Giants have found a star at left tackle in Andrew Thomas. At right tackle, they have a young player with legitimate upside in Evan Neal. In the draft, they also added arguably the best center of the group in Minnesota's John Michael Schmitz.
In addition to the young players acquired, they have also added several veterans, including Ben Bredeson and Mark Glowinski. Last season, Bredeson and Glowinski (a full-time starter) both saw extensive action, and that should be the case again in 2023.
It is deeper on the depth chart that the Giants could have to make tough decisions. With the return of both Marcus McKethan and Joshua Ezeudu, this unit will gain two second-year players that missed all of their rookie seasons. They could also look to keep a veteran in J.C. Hassenauer, who they just signed in free agency. A young tackle in Matt Peart could also be back in the mix once again to bring depth to the tackle positions.
With that being said, someone such as Shane Lemieux could be a player that they move on from. As injuries have impacted his career, the Giants could look to release the 2020 fifth-round pick.