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New York Giants roster rankings: Nos. 40-31

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Now we are beginning to get to the meat of the roster

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We have been steadily going through roster rankings for the New York Giants with training camp — hopefully — approaching. We’ve gone from 91 (yes, 91) down to 41. Now, as we hit the next 10 players on the list, things begin to get interesting.

I’m also guessing now is about the time when I will start to get some serious arguments about where players are ranked.

Nos. 40-31

40. OT Matt Peart
39. OL Shane Lemieux
38. CB Darnay Holmes
37. OL Cameron Fleming
36. RB Dion Lewis
35. OL Nick Gates
34. TE Levine Toilolo
33. TE Kaden Smith
32. CB Corey Ballentine
31. CB Sam Beal

Here, I have some of the mid-round picks and players who are likely to serve backup or part-time roles. I fully expect that by the time we actually get to the season some of these players will move up the rankings.

I am going to guess that one player whose ranking will be questioned is Nick Gates. He could easily be much higher on this list — if he happens to win the starting center job. Entering camp, though, I consider him as a reserve offensive lineman. Same with cornerbacks Corey Ballentine and Sam Beal — I consider them backups until proven otherwise.

Below, the list thus far.

Giants 2020 Roster Rankings

Rank Player Position
Rank Player Position
91 Sandro Platzgummer RB
90 Malcolm Elmore DB
89 Rysen John TE
88 Dana Levine Edge
87 Jaquarius Landrews DB
86 Christian Angulo CB
85 Oluwole Betiku Edge
84 Dominique Ross LB
83 Kyle Markway TE
82 Niko Lalos Edge
81 Tyler Haycraft OL
80 Binjimen Victor WR
79 Derrick Dillon WR
78 Case Cookus QB
77 Austin Mack WR
76 Kyle Murphy OL
75 Javon Leake RB
74 Mark McLaurin LB
73 Nate Wozniak OT
72 George Aston FB
71 Alex Bachman WR
70 Rashaan Gaulden CB
69 David Sills V WR
68 Dravon Askew-Henry CB
67 Josiah Tauaefa LB
66 Chad Slade OL
65 Devante Downs LB
64 Chris Peace LB
63 Eric Smith OT
62 Chris Slayton DT
61 Garrett Dickerson TE
60 Eric Tomlinson TE
59 Jon Hilliman RB
58 Alex Tanney QB
57 Sean Chandler S
56 Tae Crowder LB
55 Chris Williamson CB
54 T.J. Brunson LB
53 Carter Coughlin LB
52 Cameron Brown LB
51 RJ McIntosh DT
50 Da'Mari Scott WR
49 Cooper Rush QB
48 Wayne Gallman RB
47 Aldrick Rosas PK
46 Austin Johnson DT
45 Grant Haley CB
44 Montre Hartage DB
43 Corey Coleman WR
42 Colt McCoy QB
41 Casey Kreiter LS
40 Matt Peart OT
39 Shane Lemieux OL
38 Darnay Holmes CB
37 Cameron Fleming OT
36 Dion Lewis RB
35 Nick Gates OL
34 Levine Toilolo TE
33 Kaden Smith TE
32 Corey Ballentine CB
31 Sam Beal CB
30 David Mayo LB
29 Nate Ebner ST
28 Cody Core ST/WR
27 B.J. Hill DT
26 Elijhaa Penny FB
25 DeAndre Baker CB
24 Spencer Pulley C
23 Oshane Ximines LB
22 Kyler Fackrell LB
21 Ryan Connelly LB
20 Julian Love DB
19 Lorenzo Carter Edge
18 Riley Dixon Punter
17 Xavier McKinney S
16 Nate Solder OT
15 Andrew Thomas OT
14 Leonard Williams DT
13 Dalvin Tomlinson DT
12 Will Hernandez G
11 Evan Engram TE
10 Kevin Zeitler G
9 Jabrill Peppers S
8 Golden Tate WR
7 Dexter Lawrence DT
6 Darius Slayton WR
5 Blake Martinez LB
4 James Bradberry CB
3 Sterling Shepard WR
2 Saquon Barklety RB
1 Daniel Jones QB