2. Drafting Evan Neal No. 7 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft
In all honesty, Schoen has done a pretty damn good job at drafting since taking over as the Giants' general manager. Players such as Kayvon Thibodeaux, Micah McFadden, Deonte Banks, and Cor'Dale Flott have all played big roles for the Giants this season. However, one draft pick that has haunted all of our dreams? Evan Neal.
Going into the draft in 2022, Neal was viewed as the best tackle in the class, having an absurd combination of size and athleticism. However, since making the transition to the NFL, almost all of the traits that made Neal such a drooled-over prospect have seemingly disappeared. Some of this likely has to do with the shift to right tackle, but it's been nearly two seasons at this position and he's shown little progress regardless.
Through 762 pass-blocking snaps in two seasons, Neal has allowed nine sacks and 69 pressures, earning a pass-blocking grade of 47.5 in his rookie season, while currently having a grade of 38.5 in 2023. There have been some bright moments, but overall, Neal has been pretty damn bad. While both of the other top tackles in Ikem Ekwonu and Charles Cross have struggled as well, Neal has been by far the worst.