5 players who didn't live up to the Giants expectations in 2023

These Giants players didn't get the job done this season

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1. RT Evan Neal

You already knew Evan Neal was going to be featured on this list. After he worked his tail off in the offseason, focusing on his body and technique, Giants Nation expected the former No. 7 overall pick to make a huge jump in his second year. Would an improvement like what we saw out of Andrew Thomas be on the way? Nope.

Neal posted yet another miserable season for the Giants offensive line and he somehow managed to take a step back. Neal was a complete liability blocking for Jones from his right tackle position. Things went so bad for the Alabama product, that a lot of people were calling for him to be moved inside to guard. People still want Daboll to make that switch.

To make things even worse for the second-year tackle, Neal was only able to appear in seven games in 2023 due to a serious ankle injury. He ended up being placed on Injured Reserve and undergoing surgery for a fractuce in his bum ankle. He'll now look to rehab and make sure he's at 100 percent for Week 1, but him starting at right tackle is not a guarantee for next September.

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