5 NY Giants with the most to prove in 2023 season

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4. OT Evan Neal

It's tough to say that a second-year offensive tackle has so much to prove. However, for a No. 7 overall pick, while also being regarded as the best tackle in the draft class, Neal was definitely a little disappointing. This isn't the end of the world, as rookie offensive linemen tend to struggle, but Neal must improve in 2023.

Neal doesn't have to make a jump like Andrew Thomas did in his second season, but he needs to improve nonetheless. Neal struggled mightily at times and was arguably the Giants' worst offensive lineman last season. While he had moments of excellence, he definitely didn't do the Giants any favors a lot of the time.

Through 453 pass-blocking snaps last season, Neal allowed 39 pressures and seven sacks. We aren't going to dog on him too much considering he played a new position while also making the transition to the NFL, but there are no doubts he could have been better.

Coming out of an offseason in which he received training from some incredible talents at his position, we're hoping to see a jump out of Neal. If he manages to do this, the Giants' offensive line may finally have some stability at both of its tackle spots.