NY Giants should go all-in on this lineman the second free agency opens up

The Giants are expected to be among the team to try and ink the versatile hoss
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If Joe Schoen wants to make NY Giants fans happy, he's going to make a splash up front on offense. Yes, a star wide receiver is needed for this team and people are dreaming of a Daniel Jones replacement coming to town, but the offensive line has to be a top priority.

It doesn't matter who the QB is if he's running for his life right after every snap. Having said that, veteran hoss Michael Onwenu is expected to hit free agency and he's going to be a top target for teams across the board. Schoen has to make a huge push to land him, period.

The Giants signing Michael Onwenu would be a dream come true for fans

Onwenu is the kind of offensive lineman who could make a massive difference for new OL coach Carmen Bricillo. Checking in at 6-3, 350 pounds, he's quite versatile. In his first four seasons with the Patriots, he's seen plenty of action both at guard and tackle.

Should he make his way to East Rutherford, the belief is head man Brian Daboll would line him up at one of the guard positions, most likely on the right side of the line of scrimmage. However, could there be an outside chance he's brought in to push Evan Neal at right tackle? In our opinion, playing him at RG would be the best decision.

Onwenu is sure to receive a ton of attention in free agency, as the Patriots aren't expected to bring him back. The offensive line, once again, needs a major shakeup this offseason for the G-Men. If Daniel Jones indeed is the Week 1 starter, he needs better help from his line.

The Giants front five gave up a league-worst 85 sacks in 2023, which is simply unacceptable. It's why Bobby Johnson was fired as offensive line coach and Bricillo was brought in from the Las Vegas Raiders. Adding a piece as talented as Onwenu would be a gift from above - and it's something the Giants absolutely need leading up to next campaign.