Evan Neal
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Neal in 2017
No. 73 – New York Giants
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (2000-09-19) September 19, 2000 (age 22)
Okeechobee, Florida
Height:6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight:350 lb (159 kg)
Career information
High school:IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida)
College:Alabama (2019–2021)
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2022
Games played:1
Games started:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Evan Neal (born September 19, 2000) is an American football offensive tackle for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama and was selected seventh overall by the Giants in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Early years

Neal was born on September 19, 2000, in Okeechobee, Florida. He originally attended Okeechobee High School before transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.[1] He played in the 2019 Under Armour All-America Game.[2] A five-star recruit, Neal committed to play college football at the University of Alabama.[3][4]

College career

Neal started all 13 games at left guard during his freshman year in 2019 before moving to right tackle in 2020.[5][6][7] He was a starting member of the team that won the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship. Following the 2021 season, Neal announced that he would forgo his senior year and enter the 2022 NFL Draft.

Personal life

Neal's father, Eddie, played linebacker at Tulane while three uncles — Frankie Neal, Cleveland Gary, and Jimmie Jones — played in the NFL.[8]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
6 ft 7+12 in
(2.02 m)
337 lb
(153 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
10+18 in
(0.26 m)
All values from NFL Combine[9][10]

Neal was drafted seventh overall by the New York Giants in the 2022 NFL Draft.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Okeechobee's Neal transferring to IMG Academy to play football". www.tcpalm.com.
  2. ^ "IMG Academy players receive their Under Armour All-American jerseys". September 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "Bama adds to haul, gets ESPN 300 OL Neal". ESPN.com. December 19, 2018.
  4. ^ Whitehead, Bill. "Former Okeechobee offensive tackle Evan Neal will play for Alabama". Treasure Coast.
  5. ^ Hudson, Brett. "Evan Neal next up for Alabama line". Tuscaloosa News.
  6. ^ Hudson, Brett. "Nick Saban: Evan Neal has bright future for Crimson Tide". The Montgomery Advertiser.
  7. ^ "Okeechobee's Evan Neal wins SEC championship with Alabama". South Central Florida Life.
  8. ^ Litman, Laken. "Alabama's Evan Neal 'how a franchise left tackle should be'". foxsports.com.
  9. ^ "Evan Neal Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  10. ^ "Evan Neal, Alabama, OT, 2022 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  11. ^ "Giants draft Alabama OL Evan Neal with 7th pick". www.giants.com. Retrieved April 29, 2022.