PFF ranks New York Giants’ offensive line among worst in NFL

Pro Football Focus has ranked the New York Giants as having the fourth-worst offensive line in the NFL.

Evan Neal was poor as a rookie but was playing right tackle after manning the left side in his final year at Alabama. Year 2 removes that as a potential excuse, and now he needs a massive improvement.

Only the Chargers and Vikings surrendered more total pressures than the Giants did last season, but solid play from rookie center John Michael-Schmitz and Evan Neal in Year 2 would catapult them up the rankings.

Best Player: Andrew Thomas

Left tackle Andrew Thomas upped his game again in 2022 to All-Pro levels. He earned a 90.3 overall PFF grade and allowed 23 pressures in 18 games.

Having the fourth-worst offensive line coming into the season is definitely something New York is not proud of. There were a lot of struggles last season outside of Andrew Thomas (who had an All-Pro caliber season). Evan Neal was terrible but he was just a rookie so his subpar play will hopefully be improved with a year of experience and a full offseason of training.

But the interior of the offensive line still remains a problem for New York. Mark Glowinski and Joshua Ezeudu are not really names that strike fear into opponents regarding offensive guards. However, Big Blue did make a massive upgrade at the center position by drafting the top-ranked center in the 2023 NFL draft class, John Michael Schmitz.

Getting this group into shape will definitely be a top priority following the massive extensive for Daniel Jones. New York made the playoffs and won a game last season for the first time in a decade. They will be looking to build on this going forward and that starts with improving the hog mollies up front.

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