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Giants 2017 Depth Chart: Let’s See What It Looks Like

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Remember, the depth chart and playing time don’t always agree

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With the regular season here, let’s take a look at the first “unofficial” depth chart released by the New York Giants.

Offense

Position First Team Second Team Third Team
Position First Team Second Team Third Team
LT Nate Solder Chad Wheeler
LG Will Hernandez John Greco
C Jon Halapio Evan Brown
RG Patrick Omameh Spencer Pulley
RT Ereck Flowers Chad Wheeler
TE Evan Engram Scott Simonson
TE Rhett Ellison Scott Simonson
QB Eli Manning Alex Tanney, Kyle Lauletta
WR Sterling Shepard Cody Latimer Kaelin Clay
WR Odell Beckham Jr. Russell Shepard
RB Saquon Barkley Wayne Gallman Jonathan Stewart
FB Shane Smith

The “who is the right guard” question keeps coming up. The answer is, the same guy who has been in that starting spot all along — John Jerry.

Somewhat strangely, the Giants list fullback Shane Smith as the third-team tight end.

Defense

POS FIRST SECOND THIRD
POS FIRST SECOND THIRD
DL B.J. Hill Kerry Wynn
DL Damon Harrison Mario Edwards John Jenkins
DL Dalvin Tomlinson Mario Edwards
SAM Kareem Martin Connor Barwin
ILB B.J. Goodson Tae Davis
$LB Alec Ogletree Ray-Ray Armstrong
WILL Olivier Vernon Lorenzo Carter
LCB Eli Apple Donte Deayon Antonio Hamilton
RCB Janoris Jenkins B.W. Webb Michael Jordan
SS Landon Collins Michael Thomas
FS Curtis Riley Sean Chandler Kamrin Moore

The Giants continue to list Jay Bromley as a starter at defensive tackle. Dalvin Tomlinson, though, is likely to get the start Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys due to Bromley’s knee injury.

The value of J.T. Thomas is also shown here. He is lasted as a backup at both outside linebacker spots. The chart doesn’t show it, but if someone had to replace B.J. Goodson in the middle best guess is the Giants would turn to Thomas, who has played the middle, before Calvin Munson got a chance.

Special Teams

POS FIRST SECOND THIRD
POS FIRST SECOND THIRD
P Riley Dixon
K Aldrick Rosas
H Riley Dixon
LS Zak DeOssie
KR Cody Latimer Kaelin Clay
PR Kaelin Clay Odell Beckham Jr. Sterling Shepard

Like it or not, Dwayne Harris is going to get the first chance to be the Giants’ primary return man. If he doesn’t perform better than he did a year ago that will have to change. But, because of his history as a quality returner, so does giving him the opportunity.