The New York Giants’ offensive line has not gotten much love when it comes to their performance in pass protection over the past few years.
That isn’t expected to change in 2023. They are rated dead last according to a chart compiled using Pro Football Focus pass block data (based on their current depth chart, which is subject to change).
A quick note on how to read the chart: blue is good, orange is not.
For fun: taking the 5 currently listed Ourlads starters for each team at face value and to guess where teams might have OL needs in the draft (projection based on exponential decay function of PFF pass block grade) pic.twitter.com/R3wSLxXIQe
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As you can see, only the left tackle, Andrew Thomas, is coded blue for the Giants. The left tackle, Evan Neal, is rated among the lowest in the league. Both of those players will be back.
Thomas is among the best at his position and Neal is expected to ‘take the next step’ in his progress this year, so they’re likely to be better as a duo.
The middle of the Giants’ line is no surprise. Right guard Mark Glowinski is a much better run blocker than pass protector. They have a revolving door at left guard and no legitimate candidate at center at the moment.
In 2022, quarterback Daniel Jones was sacked 44 times, or on 8.5 percent of his dropbacks, eighth-most in the NFL. Jones was third in hurries with 49 and was 15th in pressure rate (25.1 percent).
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