In advance of Friday's preseason opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars the New York Giants have released an unofficial depth chart. We looked at the offensive depth chart already. Now let's see what the defense looks like.
Starter -- Justin Tuck
Second Team -- Adrian Tracy
Third Team -- Craig Marshall, Adewale Ojomo
Valentine's View -- With Justin Trattou sidelined Adrian Tracy is looking more and more like a guy who can make this team.
Left Defensive Tackle
Starter -- Linval Joseph
Second Team -- Marvin Austin
Third Team -- Martin Parker, Chris Canty
Valentine's View -- We know that when he is healthy Canty will start alongside Joseph.
Right Defensive Tackle
Starter -- Rocky Bernard
Second Team -- Shaun Rogers
Third Team -- Dwayne Hendricks, Markus Kuhn
Valentine's View -- Bernard, Rogers and Austin give the Giants solid depth at defensive tackle. Kuhn is a big, strong, athletic guy who has a lot to learn and could become a player.
Right Defensive End
Starter -- Jason Pierre-Paul, Osi Umenyiora
Second Team -- Justin Trattou
Third Team -- Matt Broha
Valentine's View -- Interesting how the Giants still tip-toe around Umenyiora, listeing both he and Pierre-Paul as starters.
Starter -- Mathias Kiwanuka
Second Team -- Keith Rivers
Third Team -- Greg Jones, Clint Sintim (PUP)
Starter -- Chase Blackburn
Second Team -- Mark Herzlich
Third Team -- Jake Muasau
Valentine's View -- It seems like only a matter of time before Herzlich takes this job away from Blackburn. In reality, Greg Jones is the third middle linebacker as well as a backup on the strong side.
Starter -- Michael Boley
Second Team -- Jacquain Williams
Third Team -- Spencer Paysinger
Valentine's View -- Paysinger has had a strong camp. Can he continue to play well and force the Giants to make a difficult decision?
Starter -- Corey Webster
Second Team -- Michael Coe, Bruce Johnson
Third Team -- Jayron Hosley, Dante Hughes
Valentine's View -- Hosley will move up this chart at some point. The Giants really want to see him take over some of the slot responsibilities.
Starter -- Prince Amukamara
Second Team -- Justin Tryon, Antwuan Molden
Third Team -- Brandon Bing, Terrell Thomas (injured)
Valentine's View -- Amukamara has clearly moved into the starter's role in Thomas' absence. The Giants have several veteran corners fighting for roster spots and it will be very interesting to see which ones make the grade in the end.
Starter -- Kenny Phillips
Second Team -- Tyler Sash
Third Team -- JoJo Nicolas, Chris Horton
Starter -- Antrel Rolle
Second Team -- Will Hill
Third Team -- Stevie Brown, Janzen Jackson
Valentine's View -- The player to watch Friday night is Hill. He has been extremely impressive and has been getting snaps with the first unit in the nickel defense.