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Giants depth chart 2015: First unofficial depth chart includes surprises

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Let's see what they are.

Daniel Fells
Daniel Fells
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The New York Giants have released their first unofficial depth chart of 2015. Realize that this chart, posted ahead of Friday's preseason opener vs. the Cincinnati Bengals, means little in terms of playing time or who might eventually make the 53-man roster. It is just a guide. Let's see, however, what we might be able to glean from it.

Offense

POS FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
WR1 Rueben Randle Corey Washington Geremy Davis Derrick Johnson
LT Ereck Flowers Emmett Cleary Sean Donnelly Will Beatty
LG Justin Pugh Adam Gettis Michael Bamiro
C Weston Richburg Dallas Reynolds Brett Jones
RG Geoff Schwartz John Jerry Eric Herman
RT Marshall Newhouse Brandon Mosley Bobby Hart
TE Daniel Fells Larry Donnell Adrien Robinson Jerome Cunningham
Will Tye
QB Eli Manning Ryan Nassib Ricky Stanzi
RB Rashad Jennings Andre Williams Shane Vereen Akeem Hunt
Orleans Darkwa
Kenneth Harper
WR2 Victor Cruz Preston Parker Julian Talley
WR3 Odell Beckham Jr Dwayne Harris Juron Criner James Jones
FB Henry Hynoski Nikita Whitlock

Takeaway No. 1: Corey Washington is listed ahead of Geremy Davis, probably based simply on his year in the system.

Takeaway No. 2: Daniel Fells is listed as the starting tight end, with Larry Donnell No. 2. Put zero stock in that. Most likely, it is simply based on Donnell having been somewhat limited thus far by the Achilles tendon issues he had in the spring. Fells still has lots of competition to even keep his roster spot.

Takeaway No. 3: Rookie Bobby Hart is listed as a right tackle. When they selected him in the seventh round, the Giants said Hart would move to guard. Out of necessity, though, he has spent most of his time on the outside.

Takeaway No. 4: Shane Vereen is listed as the No. 3 running back. If you have watched any of the Giants' practices, you wouldn't buy that for even a second. I said on the most recent 'Big Blue Chat' podcast that I thought Vereen would end the season with more touches than any Gint back. I will stick with that.

Takeaway No. 5: James Jones is listed at the bottom of the wide receiver depth chart. I'm not buying that, either. No chance Juron Criner has a better opportunity to make the team than Jones does.

Defense

POS FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
LDE Kerry Wynn Owa Odighizuwa Brad Bars
LDT Cullen Jenkins Markus Kuhn Kenrick Ellis Dominique Hamilton
RDT Johnathan Hankins Jay Bromley Carlif Taylor
RDE Robert Ayers Damontre Moore George Selvie Jordan Stanton
SLB Devon Kennard Mark Herzlich Victor Butler
MLB Jon Beason Jameel McClain Devin Unga Tony Johnson
WLB J.T. Thomas Jonathan Casillas Cole Farrand
LCB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Jayron Hosley Trumaine McBride Josh Gordy
SS Bennett Jackson Mykkele Thompson Jeromy Miles Justin Currie
FS Landon Collins Cooper Taylor Nat Berhe
RCB Prince Amukamara Chykie Brown Chandler Fenner Trevin Wade
Mike Harris

Takeaway No. 1: Kerry Wynn is listed as the starting left defensive end. That could well end up being the case, although the starters might not matter much. Wynn, Robert Ayers, Owamagbe Odighizuwa, Damontre Moore and George Selvie are all likely to see plenty of playing time.

Takeaway No. 2: Trumaine McBride is listed as a third-team corner behind Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Jayron Hosley. That is only because the chart does not have a place for the slot corner, which is McBride's job.

Takeaway No. 3: Landon Collins and Bennett Jackson are listed as your starting safeties. Provided Jackson's quad injury isn't serious, it might just stay that way.