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2015 NFL Draft: New York Giants' pre-draft depth chart

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Alex offers his take on the Giants' depth chart heading into the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Graphics by Alex Sinclair

DEPTH CHART COLOR CODE

GREEN:
This player is likely to be on the opening day roster.

YELLOW:
This player is not certain to make the opening day roster.

RED:
This player is unlikely to be on the opening day roster.

10 Areas of Note

1. Henry Hynoski just barely misses out on a green designation because I'm not sure that Ben McAdoo is sold on him. They used Larry Donnell in the backfield a lot last year and if they need an extra roster spot, this could be where they find it.

2. I don't expect Cullen Jenkins to start this year and considering his age and how this team approaches the draft. He could be a veteran roster casualty. There's always one or two every year so I'm just accounting for that.

3. Both Jon Beason and Jameel McClain are marked in yellow. Beason is more likely to stay than McClain but he carries a high injury risk. This yellow designation is not a reflection of his ability, just the possibility that he gets injured before September.

4. I have J.T. Thomas listed ahead of Jonathan Casillas but I don't think that lasts long. Barring some rookie competition, I fully expect Casillas to grab the starting spot in training camp.

5. The Giants have a lot of depth at corner, but not a lot of talent. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Prince Amukamara are locks for the outside starting spots and I think Trumaine McBride was an excellent slot corner in the past. Behind those, are a couple of guys who the Giants want on their team but not on the field.

6. I think Nat Berhe and Cooper Taylor have to sustain a major injury in order to not make a roster amid no current competition.

7. Chykie Brown needs to make this team as a safety because he might not get many reps at cornerback to prove himself.

8. It's time for a new long-snapper. Zak DeOssie has been on both Super Bowl teams, but that does not mean he gets a guaranteed spot. I wouldn't be surprised if the Giants get a priority free-agent to legitimately compete.

9. Josh Brown is designated yellow because no kicker is safe. Ever.

10. There isn't a place outside of safety where you could comfortably say a high draft pick will definitely start right away.