I didn't do this last year, but I'm doing an early prediction of the 53 man roster now. I might make a new one as training camp and the offseason progress.
FB: Henry Hynoski (1)
K: Lawrence Tynes (1)
Punter: Steve Weatherford (1)
LS: Zak DeOssie (1)
The QB situation was easy, no problems there. Doubt the Giants carry a 3rd QB on their roster.
Chose to go with the stability and pass blocking ability of Ware over the potential and suspension of Andre Brown. I also like Scott to make the roster and maybe work in more on ST's.
Only six WR's, and with Nicks injury they may end up carrying more. But I think they'll save roster space to beef up their lines and stash some UDFA's on the PS just in case.
MartyB and Robinson are locks to make the roster. I think Pascoe keeps his roster spot based on having Coughlin's trust and the ability to go to FB if necessary.
I think they carry a lot of OL this year, and they won't try to sneak McCants onto the PS. He'd probably get snatched up by another team. He might be inactive all year but he's a project for the future, so they'll make room for him.
DL is their strength, and they may even cut space somewhere else to add on a ninth guy, who knows? I think Kuhn is another guy who just wouldn't make it to the PS, and he has a lot of potential. Rodgers is a former Pro-Bowler with experience, so I think the Giants will want to keep him for the Rocky Bernard type role. May see Justin Trattou crack the roster as well.
Don't see any of the LB's I chose not making this list. Only two that might not are Chase and G. Jones. But both are valuable ST players and Chase has to lose the MIKE job convincingly. I think both make it.
Only corner who might not make it is Bruce Johnson due to injury concerns. May be replaced by a guy like Coe or Bing depending how training camp goes.
Safety is interesting this year. Jackon is a UDFA with a lot of history, but he's also very talented and in a good environment. Deon Grant is gone, so to fill the role of slow ass safety, Sash stays on the roster. Oh plus he's a valuable ST player.
Our ST guys our locks, nobody is moving DeOssie, Weatherford, or Tynes.
I really like the talent that we have, it was hard to make a call on who stayed and went because there is so much talent in the Giant's camp right now. This should be a good year for the Giants. Oh by the way I'm graduating today, so lets hope I don't trip going across the stage or something along those lines!