Ranking the 7 most important NY Giants players on offense

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5. OL Evan Neal

What will Year 2 bring for starting right tackle Evan Neal? Hopefully some steady, outstanding play. While Neal, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, had plenty of strong moments during his first year with the G-Men, there were also plenty of struggles. At times, Neal didn't perform at a high level and it was frustrating to see.

Things were so rough for Neal at times, people were running to social media to label him a first-round bust. Seriously, after only one season we are going to call this kid overrated and ignore his potential as a whole? Absurd. Star left tackle Andrew Thomas also played poorly during his rookie season for NY, but he's now one of the best tackles in the NFL.

We're not saying that Neal is going to make that kind of a jump during his sophomore season in the NFC East, but we do think that he can showcase major improvents in the coming months. Neal has been working around the clock this offseason to put himself in the best position available to be a stud for this offense in '23. Fans can't wait to see how he performs, and he'll have a big-time test Week 1 vs. the Dallas Cowboys.