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What the Giants’ depth chart might look like after free agency

Is this a better roster than the Giants had a year ago?

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With all of the comings and goings created by free agency, let’s take a look at the New York Giants’ depth chart with a month left prior to the 2020 NFL Draft. This is, quite obviously, unofficial. It is my interpretation of what it might look like.

I ask, probably in vain, that you don’t obsess over things like Darius Slayton not being listed as a starter. I only used two wide receivers spots rather than three. The point is to get a visual representation of where the Giants are still in need of help and where they might be strong.

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

The offense chart pretty much shows us what we thought. Help is need on the offensive line and at wide receiver. Jon Halapio could be back and he could end up as the starting center. Right now, though, he’s not part of the roster.

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 position of need that jumps out at me is probably safety. Of course, there is no way of knowing what the Giants new coaching staff thinks of Julian Love.

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

It’s just weird not see the name Zak DeOssie.