1. OT Evan Neal
What a surprise, Evan Neal once again finds himself on a list of Giants players who were disappointing in a game. Don't get me wrong, Neal wasn't nearly as bad against the Cardinals as he was in Week 1. Despite this, he still wasn't very great and nearly cost the Giants the game when he was flagged for a penalty on a Daniel Jones TD to make it a one-score contest.
For the game, Neal allowed two pressures, that being a QB hit and QB hurry. Alongside this, he was penalized twice, including the aforementioned flag that brought back a score. This is much better than his eight-pressure, one-sack performance against the Cowboys, but still not quite what we expect out of Neal.
This improvement has us excited for what Neal could become during the season. However, considering that the Giants play the Niners this week, who have a top pass-rush in the NFL, we're worried that Neal could look much worse. Perhaps, if Neal had performed better against the Cardinals, who have a much worse pass-rush, we'd be more excited, but we don't want to get our hopes up.
The development of Neal is quintessential to the Giants' success this season. Considering how questionable he's looked, we're unsure of how much trust both fans and the Giants coaching staff should put into the 22-year-old lineman. He's been quite shaky.