Will the NY Giants be able to take a step forward on offense this upcoming season? That's what Big Blue fans are hoping to see, as general manager Joe Schoen prioritized bringing in plenty of studs to help the passing game.
Daniel Jones also signed his $160 million contract, so you know the pressure will be on No. 8 to deliver from start to finish for this team. Recently, we decided to rank the top players on defense. In this piece, we're focusing on the other side of the ball with our seven most important players on O:
7. OL John Michael Schmitz
The fact that John Michael Schmitz fell to the Giants in the second round still feels like a dream for the front office. Now, the former Minnesota hoss will be thrown into things from the start, as he will be the starting center for the G-Men moving forward. Yes, there will surely be some ups and downs for him in Year 1, but this kid has all the tools to be a baller for Brian Daboll.
Because of the pressure that's on Schmitz, we have him at No. 7 on our list. The offensive line play as a whole for the Giants was rough to watch last season. The inconsistent play was on full display in 2022. With both Jon Feliciano and Nick Gates departing in free agency, it provided some big holes for the Giants OL this offseason.
However, things are starting to take shape and again, Schmitz will be in charge of snapping the ball to Daniel Jones. The Giants need Schmitz to live up to the hype. It's never easy for a rookie to start from Day 1, but the training wheels will be taken off immediately for JMS. He needs to answer the call for this offense - fans think he'll be able to do just that.