Lever, who was the Demon’s big name recruit last season only played 11 games for the club after going down with an ACL injury in Round 11 against the Western Bulldogs.
“He (Lever) is on the way to come back for a good year I reckon,” Neal-Bullen told SEN Breakfast.
He also touched on new Demon Steven May, expressing his excitement about the defensive combo he will form with Lever.
“May has been really impressive,” Neal-Bullen said.
“Obviously coming across you knew he was a very good player but the composure he brings with the footy in hand, I didn’t realise how much of a lethal left foot he has got.
“It’s an exciting time for us, him coming off halfback, one-on-one, but then I’m sure he will look to get his hands on the footy a bit and use him as an offensive player.
“Put them two together with the other boys, it will be very exciting as a forward sitting there watching the ball come down.”
Melbourne open their 2019 season against Port Adelaide at the MCG on March 23.