With the seventh pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected offensive tackle Evan Neal. The versatile offensive lineman is exactly what the Giants needed. Getting him at pick No. 7 is a steal.
Neal was a three-year starter at Alabama and was named a consensus All-American in 2021 as he helped the Crimson Tide reach the national title game where they lost to the Georgia Bulldogs.
OT Evan Neal: Scouting Report
Neal is a massive human and has plenty of experience against very good competition as he gets ready for his professional career. He was well-coached in college and has sound fundamentals. If he can stay consistent for a full game, the sky is the limit for how well Neal’s career could wind up. Wherever he goes, Neal should have a starting role as a rookie in his first NFL season.
Mock Draft landing spots
“Sure, quarterback is a possibility — but with Duane Brown’s spot at left tackle vacant and Neal falling, the Seahawks need to make this happen. It doesn’t matter if it’s Drew Lock or someone else, whoever starts under center will struggle if he can’t stay upright.” -McShay
“They will strongly consider Aidan Hutchinson, but I think in the end they get another piece to help out Trevor Lawrence. He could play guard for a year if needed.”
“The Texans are holding on to Laremy Tunsil for left tackle but now they can look at Neal to dominate the right side and provide powerful bookends for Davis Mills or whoever is their starting quarterback in 2022. They have a big void at the other tackle and Neal can flip a massive weakness into a big strength.”
“No-brainer here for the Giants. Neal’s best position is right tackle, and he has All-Pro upside.”