Alabama Offensive Tackle Evan Neal 7th Overall Pick In NFL Draft 2022: Giants Recruit Among The Best Pass Blockers In The 2022 NFL Draft

Evan Neal

The New York Giants have picked Evan Neal from Alabama in the NFL draft for 2022. He was picked as the Number 7 pick overall by the NY Giants in the 1st round. He is the 1st Crimson Tide player from the University of Alabama off the board in the 1st round Draft on Thursday.

Evan Neal’s 4-year rookie deal is estimated to cost approximately $27M, and a signing extra worth $16.8M. this is the 14th year running that Alabama has given a pick for the first round. This ties the record set between 1995 and 2008 by Miami.

During his 3 years at the University of Alabama, Evan Neal quickly transformed into the team’s most reliable attacking linemen recently, plus being one of the most versatile.

Evan Neal Was A Left Guard In The Freshman Season But Later Switched Sides

In his 2019 freshman season, Evan Paul was a left guard but switched over later to right tackle during the sophomore season. And during the final third season. Paul, a 337-pound, 6.7-foot lineman, was the starter for the Crimson Tide at left tackle.

During his 3 years at Alabama, Neal was a starter in 40 games and was the permanent captain for the 2021 season. He also received the honor of a unanimous All-American from the FWAA, AFCA, Walter Camp, and The Sporting News. He was also in the 1st team honors by ESPN, USA Today, and CBS Sports.

Evan Neal was part of the 2nd team All-American selected by the journalists of the Associated Press. Tonight was the Giant’s 2nd pick. They had taken Thibodeaux with the 5th pick overall. Evan Neal was taken in with a pick that was the 1st-round pick of the Bears originally. Bears had traded it to the Giants last year to enable them to move up in the 1st round in 2021 and take in Justin Fields.