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Former Alabama OT Evan Neal signs his rookie contract for New York Giants

Alabama OT Evan Neal (#73) after loss to Georgia in 2022 CFP National Championship Game
Mark J. Rebilas - USA Today Sports

Evan Neal has his rookie contract for the New York Giants.

As an Alabama football alum, he got selected at No. 7 overall in the NFL Draft. A native Floridian, Neal’s rookie deal is worth $24.6 million guaranteed for four years. His contract comes with a fifth-year option and a $15 million signing bonus.

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Aaron Wilson, who covers the NFL for Pro Football Network, reported the news.

Neal started 28 games as an offensive tackle for the Crimson Tide, including 15 in 2021 at left tackle.

He earned Consensus All-American and first-team All-SEC honors. Neal was named a permanent team captain by his peers and helped Bryce Young become Alabama’s first Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback. Neal’s protection allowed Young and Mac Jones (2020) to earn Heisman finalist accolades.

Neal also cleared the way for Najee Harris (2020) and Brian Robinson (2021) to record 1,000+ yard rushing seasons. The 6-foot-7, 337-pounder allowed 3.5 sacks in his career for the Crimson Tide. As a former five-star in the 2019 signing class, he won two Southeastern Conference titles (2020, 2021) and a national championship in 2020.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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