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Giants release first 2019 unofficial depth chart

Here are some takeaways as the first preseason game looms

NFL: AUG 03 Giants Training Camp Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The New York Giants have released their first unofficial depth chart of 2019 in advance of Thursday’s preseason opener vs. the New York Jets.

Let’s take a look and offer some takeaways. Also, let’s remember that while the coaching staff undoubtedly has input, this is an unofficial chart produced by the team’s PR department.

Giants 2020 Depth Chart (Offense)

Position First Team Second Team Third Team Other
Position First Team Second Team Third Team Other
LT Andrew Thomas Cameron Fleming Eric Smith
LG Will Hernandez Chad Slade, Shane Lemieux Kyle Murphy
C Spencer Pulley Nick Gates Shane Lemieux Kyle Murphy
RG Kevin Zeitler Shane Lemieux Kyle Murphy
RT Nick Gates Cameron Fleming Matt Peart, Tyler Haycraft
TE Evan Engram Garrett Dickerson Rysen John
TE Kaden Smith Levine Toilolo Eric Tomlinson Kyle Markway
QB Daniel Jones Colt McCoy Cooper Rush Alex Tanney
WR Golden Tate Darius Slayton Cody Core Alex Bachman, Derrick Dillon, Binjimen Victor
WR Sterling Shepard Corey Coleman David Sills V Austin Mack, Tony Brown
RB Saquon Barkley Dion Lewis Wayne Gallman Javon Leake, Sandro Platzgummer
FB Elijhaa Penny
  • Jon Halapio is listed as the starting center, and I believe that is how it will shake out. While Spender Pulley has taken some first-team reps, the vast majority have gone to Halapio.
  • Daniel Jones is QB2. No surprise.
  • Wayne Gallmas is listed as the second-team running back. No surprise there, but I’m still not convinced he beats out Paul Perkins for a roster spot.
  • Evan Brown, fighting to keep a roster spot, isn’t even listed as a center. Of course, I don’t recall seeing him work there in the camp practices I have attended. That might not be good news for Brown.
  • Nick Gates is listed as a third-team guard, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he is really higher than that on the pecking order.

Giants 2020 Depth Chart (Defense)

DL Leonard Williams B.J. Hill
DL Dalvin Tomlinson Austin Johnson R.J. McIntosh
DL Dexter Lawrence Chris Slayton
OLB Oshane Ximines Kyler Fackrell Carter Coughlin
ILB Blake Martinez Josiah Tauaefa T.J. Brunson, Devante Downs Dominique Ross, Jaquarius Landrews
ILB Ryan Connelly David Mayo Tae Crowder Mark McLaurin
OLB Lorenzo Carter Cam Brown Niko Lalos
CB Sam Beal, Corey Ballentine Chris Williamson Christian Angulo, Jarren Williams
CB James Bradberry Sam Beal, Corey Ballentine
SCB Grant Haley, Julian Love Darnay Holmes Dravon Askew-Henry
SS Jabrill Peppers Sean Chandler Nate Ebner
FS Xavier McKinney Julian Love Montre Hartage
  • The thing that leaps out at me is that B.J. Goodson is listed as a second-team linebacker.
  • Goodson is second team because Tae Davis is listed as the starter next to Alec Ogletree — as a “Moneybacker.”
  • Kareem Martin is listed as the starting SAM ahead of Markus Golden, but that’s probably just bookkeeping. Golden will be the more important player.
  • Julian Love is listed as the second-team free safety, and isn’t listed with the cornerbacks at all. That is probably because this depth chart does not include slot cornerback.

Giants 2020 Depth Chart (Special Teams)

P Riley Dixon
K Chandler Catanzaro
H Riley Dixon
LS Casey Kreiter
KR Corey Coleman Corey Ballentine Javon Leake
PR Golden Tate Corey Coleman
  • My only thought here is that the special teams depth chart illustrates the issues the Giants have with depth in the kick return game. A few weeks ago that looked like a strength. Not any more.