Our NY Giants dream for Evan Neal could actually come true this offseason

Will the G-Men end up moving Neal to the inside of the line?

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Time and time again, NY Giants right tackle Evan Neal has let us down over the past two years. We hate to bash on this kid, but he continues to prove that he was a waste of a No. 7 overall pick. However, let's not throw in the towel on him just yet.

As bad as Neal has looked on the outside, you can't convince yourself that he wouldn't be a solid option at guard. With his incredible 6-7, 340-pound frame, Neal could be a monster in the trenches on the inside for the G-Men. In a new Giants mailbag, SNY's Connor Hughes thinks that the Giants could look to potentially draft a Neal replacement at RT, and move him to guard. This would be a prayer answered from above.

The Giants moving Evan Neal to guard would be a win-win for the offensive line

"He’s their right tackle … right now. I’d expect the Giants to actively look for his replacement this offseason, though. This could come in the first round of the draft (Notre Dame’s Joe Alt, Penn State’s Olu Fashanu) or free agency (Michael Onwenu, Jonah Williams, Jermaine Eluemunor). They’ll kick Neal inside once they find that player."

SNY's Connor Hughes

With the Giants holding the No. 6 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, both Joe Alt and Olu Fashanu should be available. However, Schoen could look to improve the offense in a different fashion, potentially using his top selection on a star receiver - Malik Nabers and Rome Odunze are two names that come to mind.

Should Schoen pass on a stud RT via the draft, then free agency would indeed be a great tool for the GM. Neal appeared in seven games this season, but his campaign was cut short due to a serious ankle injury. Neal had offseason surgery and he's expected to be ready to go for camp.

Whether he lines up at guard or tackle is totally up in the air. Schoen has said that he has no plans on making a switch with Neal position wise, but that could prove to be hot air once free agency and the draft arrive. From our chair, Neal taking over one of the guard spots starting in 2024 would be a fantastic call.