With the calendar flipped to July, Giants.com asks 22 important questions leading up to the start of the 2022 training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
For 22 days, a member of the Giants.com crew will answer one question about the roster, coaching staff, schedule, and much more.
No. 8: What is the state of the offensive line?
John Schmeelk: Young and improved. The Giants brought in an upgrade at right guard in Mark Glowinski. He is familiar with offensive line coach Bobby Johnson and was successful as a starter on a strong Colts offensive line. He should be a solid veteran addition. Jon Feliciano should be able to hold down the fort at center and provide tough, veteran leadership this season.
The rest of the line could feature players that are on their rookie contracts. Andrew Thomas returns after a breakout second season and should be a reliable left tackle. Evan Neal was the second offensive tackle taken in the draft and should be an upgrade once he gets his feet underneath him. Fans should be warned, however, that even the best rookie tackles have a learning curve. He has all the physical traits and should be good in the running and passing game before long.
Left guard is the biggest question mark. Can third-year player Shane Lemieux hold off veteran Max Garcia? He has experience playing next to Thomas and has the smarts and toughness for the position. He is strong in the run game, but he will have to prove he can be consistent in pass protection. A sleeper in this spot is rookie third-round pick Josh Ezeudu who could be in the conversation if he plays well enough.
The Giants also have third-year offensive tackle Matt Peart on their depth chart along with rookie guard Markus McKethan. There are other veterans on the roster like backup center Jamil Douglas that should also be able to chip in if there are injuries.
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