3. Offensive lineman Shane Lemieux
Another draft pick from a past era, the Giants were hopeful Shane Lemiuex would turn into a key piece of their offensive line moving forward. Stationed next to Andrew Thomas, the pair of young offensive linemen could learn, grow and play together for a myriad of seasons.
While Thomas has thankfully blossomed into one of the best offensive tackles in the entire NFL, Lemieux has left a ton to be desired for the Giants. It has been rough to see.
For consecutive seasons, it’s been injuries that have derailed Lemiuex’s year. Last season, the former Oregon offensive lineman actually healed up enough to make it back onto the playing field for the Giants, but it was evident something wasn’t right, and he was quickly shut back down by the coaching staff.
The Giants can no longer afford the level of offensive line play Lemiuex has provided over the last two seasons. It’s time for the offensive lineman to either become a formidable depth piece at the least, or to pack his bags and attempt to do so at another stop.
Fixing the offensive line has been Schoen’s biggest goal, and he looks to be on his way to doing so. Lemieux may not be a part of those plans beyond the 2023 season.