4. Who is the left guard?
Heading into the 2023 season, this could be the one position where it is a bit of a mystery because no one knows for sure who will get the start at left guard. On paper, Ben Bredeson might be the leading player to get the starting left guard spot; he played in 11 games for the Giants and started eight of them. In his 11 games played, Bredeson didn’t allow a single sack, which is definitely something that helps his cause.
Bredeson also allowed just nine hurries and two quarterback hits, which again, will help his cause to get the left guard spot in 2023. But it’s not a guarantee he’s given the job when the Giants hit Week 1. Second-year lineman Joshua Ezeudu should be back from the neck injury that kept him out for the second half of the season after appearing in 10 games and starting in two before landing on season-ending injured reserve.
The Giants will also have another second-year lineman in Marcus McKethan returning from a season-ending ACL tear that cost him his entire rookie campaign. The Giants also have Shane Lemieux, who was once a former starter at left guard during his rookie season in 2020, but because of injuries, Lemieux has only played in two total games since that.
At this point, Lemieux is a bit of a dark horse candidate because of his health and the lack of being on the field in almost three years. As far as left guard goes, it’s really anyone’s job to win during training camp and in the preseason.