Can NY Giants’ Shane Lemieux crack out in Year 2?

Shane Lemieux has the opportunity to come to be an anchor together the NY Giants’ offensive line, specifically with a powerful 2021 marketing campaign ahead

Optimism appears to be to be surging about a second-year NY Giants offensive lineman breaking out and turning out to be 1 of the leading players at his posture in 2021.

No, not No. 4 in general pick in the 2020 NFL Draft Andrew Thomas at still left deal with, but offensive guard Shane Lemieux.

“I hope for their sake that it’s Daniel Jones,” an AFC Offensive Coordinator recently told FanSided, when asked who he thinks is the NY Giants’ finest participant not named Saquon Barkley. “But, I really like their two offensive guards … Will Hernandez and Shane Lemieux. They are equally definitely tough, and truly necessarily mean up entrance.”

Now, NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger is hopping on the Lemieux bandwagon, listing him as one of 10 players in the trenches across the league who are primed for a breakout marketing campaign in his 2nd period:

The Giants ended up reeling at 1-6 heading into November — despite the fact that beginning to perform far better — and chose to start off their fourth-spherical rookie guard in opposition to the eventual Tremendous Bowl winner Bucs. They pulled Lemieux from the still left on a variety of performs from traps to powers and sweeps, having the Bucs to the brink just before dropping by two. But the Giants appeared like a serious offense that working day. They then went on a 4-activity win streak Father Judge’s coaching and Lemieux’s pulling experienced me believing they could transform matters all around. Why, you inquire? It’s simply because when the Giants experienced fantastic teams — Super Bowl groups — they experienced terrific pulling guards. In the 1980s, they had Billy Ard at remaining guard. In 2007 and 2011, they experienced Chris Snee at right guard. Forget what the grading companies say, this kid has an interior fiber that burns warm and there’s a good deal of terrible to his game. The Giants found their guard! Seem for Lemieux to seriously impression the run activity in Saquon Barkley’s return and guard Daniel Jones in a big year for the quarterback.

Lemieux took his lumps as a rookie, permitting 25 pressures in 504 pass-security snaps very last year, but underneath new offensive line coach Rob Sale, the NY Giants are optimistic that Lemieux can are living up to lofty anticipations as a starter.

Prior to staying carted off from practice with a leg harm very last 7 days, Lemieux was a mainstay along the starting off offensive line because spring, and appeared to be off to a rapid get started to camp.

If Lemieux gets the mauler the NY Giants considered they had been drafting very last spring, it would go a long way to solidifying the remaining facet of the offensive line, together Thomas, and unlocking the possible of the explosive skill players all-around Jones. In 2021 and further than.

Matt Lombardo is FanSided’s National NFL Insider and writes Involving The Hash Marks just about every Wednesday.