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23 Questions in 23 Days: State of the offensive line

23-QUESTIONS-BOBBY-JOHNSON is counting down to the start of the team's 2023 training camp with 23 questions in 23 days.

Each day, a member of the crew will answer one question about the roster, coaching staff, schedule, and much more.

6) What is the state of the offensive line?

Young. Very young. The Giants have gone all in on a youth movement on the offensive line. Aside from veteran guard Mark Glowinski, there's a good chance every starter will have been drafted no earlier than 2020 (Ben Bredeson and Andrew Thomas both being 2020 draft picks). If John Michael Schmitz and Josh Ezeudu win their starting jobs, three-fifths of the starting offensive line will have been drafted in the past two seasons.

Thomas has established himself as the cornerstone at left tackle by already playing at an All-Pro level. Evan Neal is entering his second year, playing consecutive years at the same position for the first time ever in his career dating back to high school, and he will have offensive line coach Bobby Johnson for a second straight season, which should propel his development at right tackle. John Michael Schmitz was highly thought of as a high-floor second-round pick with six years of Big Ten college experience. Ezeudu flashed run blocking prowess last season, while Bredeson has the ability to play all the interior offensive line spots.

How is this group going to play this year? Can you tell me how the young guys are going to play? That's going to be a huge part of the story. Progress in the NFL for offensive linemen is not linear, and sometimes it takes until their third seasons to reach their potential. The Giants are counting on their scouting and player development to carry the unit forward in 2023 and beyond.

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