We last went through the New York Giants' projected 2014 depth chart in early April after a flurry of new additions. In terms of Thursday's NFL Draft, the Giants could go in many routs: offensive line, wide receiver, tight end, defensive line and possibly even linebacker in the first round. Of those, wide receiver, tight end and the o-line (particularly center) seem most pressing.
So let's see where the Giants' currently stand for 2014. Back in April during his last projected depth chart, Ed knocked down the notion that general Jerry Reese & Co. are actually building for two years down the road, as opposed to for now. I also disagree here, and would like to echo some of Ed's words from last month.
To be honest, that's a silly notion. The Giants are building for NOW. They have the league's oldest coach, and the clock is ticking on how long he will remain on the sidelines. They have a veteran quarterback whose prime is near its end. They haven't made the playoffs in two years. They are not a team that went 3-13 and is rebuilding. The Giants are in this for 2014. Their roster is not as deep as those possessed by the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and some other teams. Remember, though, the Giants weren't the most talented team in the league when they won those two Super Bowls under Tom Coughlin, either.
QB -- Eli Manning, Curtis Painter, Ryan Nassib, Josh Freeman, Rusty Smith
RB -- Rashad Jennings, Peyton Hillis, David Wilson, Michael Cox, Kendall Gaskins
FB -- John Conner, Henry Hynoski
TE -- Adrien Robinson, Kellen Davis, Larry Donnell, Daniel Fells
WR -- Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle, Jerrel Jernigan, Mario Manningham, Julian Talley, Kris Adams, Preston Parker, Trindon Holliday, Marcus Harris, Travis Harvey
LT -- Will Beatty, Charles Brown, John Jerry, Troy Kropog
LG -- Geoff Schwartz, James Brewer, John Jerry, Eric Herman, Stephen Goodin
C -- J.D. Walton, Dallas Reynolds, Stephen Goodin
RG -- Chris Snee, John Jerry, Brandon Mosley, Eric Herman, Stephen Goodin
RT -- Justin Pugh, Steven Baker, Charles Brown, John Jerry
DT -- Johnathan Hankins, Cullen Jenkins, Mike Patterson, Markus Kuhn
DE -- Jason Pierre-Paul, Robert Ayers, Mathias Kiwanuka, Damontre Moore, Kendrick Adams
SLB -- Jameel McClain, Kendrick Adams
MLB -- Jon Beason, Mark Herzlich, Allen Bradford
WLB -- Spencer Paysinger, Jacquian Williams, Spencer Adkins
CB -- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Prince Amukamara, Walter Thurmond, Trumaine McBride, Zack Bowman, Jayron Hosley, Charles James, Laron Scott, Travis Howard
S -- Antrel Rolle, Will Hill, Stevie Brown, Quintin Demps, Cooper Taylor, Junior Mertile, Chaz Powell, Ross Weaver