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New York Giants take Evan Neal at No. 7

Alabama All-American Evan Neal was selected 7th overall by New York Giants.
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. β€” Evan Neal, a mammoth 6-foot-7, 335-pounder who has played both tackle positions at Alabama, is the second opening-round pick by the Giants. He’s likely to fit right in with a line that has been a weakness in New York for years.

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Neal improved throughout his stay with the Crimson Tide, and his explosion off the snap is exemplary. He started 40 games and missed only one in his three-year career, which ended as an All-American.

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He joins edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux of Oregon, whom the Giants took fifth overall.

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The Giants got this spot in a trade last year with Chicago, which took quarterback Justin Fields.