The New York Giants revamped and rebuilt their offensive line this offseason. After years of pitiful play upfront, new general manager Joe Schoen prioritized improving the blocking in front of Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley. In particular, the right side of the line was addressed and upgraded this offseason. Two of the Giants’ most important offseason acquisitions addressed this area: right guard Mark Glowinski and right tackle Evan Neal.
The Giants did not spend much in free agency, but arguably their biggest splash signing was right guard Mark Glowinski. The Giants gave Glowinski a three-year, $20 million deal. New York then doubled down on the offensive line and invested the seventh overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft on right tackle Evan Neal.
All eyes will be on Evan Neal entering this season as one of the Giants’ most exciting offseason acquisitions. After a few short weeks of practice, the rookie is already standing out. Neal’s comrade on the right side of the offensive line, Mark Glowinski, described him as a “dominant” player.
Giants rookie Evan Neal “dominant” at OTAs
Mark Glowinski was asked what his first impression has been of rookie right tackle Evan Neal so far during this summer’s practices:
Just dominant. As long as he gets his hands on guys, that’s the end of the story. So just making sure that we put him in the right place; make sure that he is doing the right things. He has come along drastically every day, learning more and more. – Mark Glowinski on Evan Neal via Giants.com
Evan Neal was a dominant force during his collegiate playing career at Alabama. It should excite Giants fans to hear that their first-round draft pick is continuing his dominant ways in practice. It is also exciting to hear Mark Glowinski describe Neal’s development, explaining how he is learning and improving drastically with every day of practice.
Mark Glowinski has also taken it upon himself to guide and mentor the Giants’ valuable rookie. Glowinski is ensuring that he keeps an efficient line of communication with Neal and helps him learn the playbook:
We just have to make sure that we keep everybody going. Fortunately, we had a few more weeks with the whole group to understand everything so we can just relay the message to him, and every day he is just learning more, so it’s less for me to tell him.
I’m just going to continuously do that even through camp to make sure that we’re all on the same page, offensive line plays, making sure we’re communicating with one another. Be one; whatever it takes to do that. – Mark Glowinski via Giants.com
The new-and-improved New York Giants offensive line could make or break the team’s upcoming 2022 season. Excitement is building as the Giants are already watching their young star make his presence known on the practice field as he develops alongside his teammates.