5 NY Giants with the most to prove in the final 3 games of the season

Will these Big Blue players step up down the stretch?

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1. OT Evan Neal

The former No. 7 overall pick has had a disastrous start to his NFL career and if Evan Neal doesn't turn things around soon, there's a very real chance that the Giants look to replace the 23-year-old right tackle. With plenty of cap space and draft picks, there will be numerous opportunities to move on from Neal if he doesn't show anything in the final three games.

Actually, Neal has to play in these games to show anything- while it seemed like he was close to returning against the Saints last week, we still aren't sure about Neal's injury status. If Neal returns vs. Philly, he's going to have to up his play and do a solid job both in pass protection and in opening holes for the run game.

It's been two seasons now, and Neal has shown little to no progression and has missed several games as well. In the games we've seen from Neal this season, he's allowed 30 pressures and two sacks. Keep in mind, this is through just seven games, so it's not as if these numbers are a true improvement over last season.

With options like Joe Alt in the draft, or Jonah Wiliams in free agency, the Giants will have plenty of opportunities to move on from Neal. That is unless he finally shows us something to be excited about. Three games won't totally move the needle, but it will definitely help sway Schoen into keeping the tackle around.