NFL Draft 2022: New York Giants select Evan Neal No. 7 overall

Evan Neal, Alabama Crimson Tide (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
Evan Neal, Alabama Crimson Tide (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /

The New York Giants have already taken Kayvon Thibodeaux with the 5th overall pick. Now, they go with Evan Neal as the 7th overall pick to be one of two, hopefully, cornerstone building blocks from this draft. 

Now that the New York Giants have secured Kayvon Thibodeaux on their roster, they turn to the pick they acquired from Chicago in last year’s draft. Head coach Brian Daboll looks like a firm believer in securing talent around the quarterback regardless of what side of the ball.

Kayvon Thibodeaux is a good start, but when you have two top-five picks, expectations are that the players taken there will become instant impact players. As known to be, that does not always happen.

The right general manager will always find a way to make it work.

Thanks to the Justin Fields trade mentioned before, the New York Giants take Evan Neal with the 7th overall pick. Hailing from Alabama, Neal comes in with a strong pedigree and carries the Giants’ hope of beginning a quick turnaround and competing within the often-criticized NFC East.

The New York Giants address their offensive line woes with the selection of Evan Neal with the 7th overall pick.

Coming from a pedigree-filled program like Alabama, Evan Neal is the type of player that can go in and make an impact right away for a team like the New York Giants who need help with protection on the front line. Also, this puts pressure on Daniel Jones as a result.

Keep in mind, Jones did not have his fifth-year option picked up, and Daboll and Joe Schoen have shown that they are not afraid to make moves when necessary. So, while Neal may be safe to some point, Jones is not. So, the pressure is on.

In the meantime, it looks like Big Blue got two trench players that have the potential to be Pro-Bowlers and impact players right away. Not bad for a first draft for a new general manager and head coach. The Metropolis has every right to feel blue but with joy.