5 offseason moves that will make Joe Schoen look like a genius

The pressure is on for Joe Schoen to make some big decision in the coming months

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4. Sign a proven right tackle and move Evan Neal to guard

Speaking for all Giants fans, it's time for the constant carousel at right tackle to come to an end. For what seems like a decade, the Giants offensive line has been decimated by injuries and draft busts. This time, the Giants must swallow their pride, take out their wallets, and sign a proven veteran to protect whichever quarterback is under center.

For Evan Neal, the sky was the limit coming out of Alabama in the 2022 NFL Draft. Unfortunately for him and the Giants, he has not sniffed that ceiling. After missing two games with a right ankle injury earlier this season just to play 50 snaps against the Las Vegas Raiders and subsequently injure his left ankle, Neal can not seem to find his groove.

After being placed on season-ending IR and now reports stating he will undergo surgery, it has truly felt that everything that could go wrong for Neal has. While it's easy to give up on a player like Neal, Giants' fans must understand that he isn't a lost cause. While his future at right tackle seems bleak, don't be shocked if the Giants do all they can to convert Neal into a guard.

While college tackles often transition to the guard position in the NFL due to size limitations, several success stories give hope to Neal's career revitalization. Players like Brandon Scherff, Andrus Peat, and Zach Martin made lemonade from lemons and developed into solid interior offensive linemen. Neal has all the physical attributes and skills to dominate, and a position switch could help his confidence.