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New York Giants roster rankings: Nos. 10-1

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We have reached the top 10 of our 2020 New York Giants roster power rankings. I’m sure many of you are going to argue that I’ve gotten this all wrong, but these are subjective and easy to argue about. There is really no right and wrong. Just opinion to be discussed, debated, disagreed with.

Anyway, here’s the top 10.

Nos. 10-1

10. G Kevin ZeitlerZeitler is the Giants’ best offensive lineman. He would probably be higher than No. 10 if he wasn’t a guard.

9. S Jabrill Peppers — We can argue all day about just how good Peppers is or what his ceiling is. Thing is, he’s this high on the list because of how important he is to the Giants, how much they have riding on him considering that he was part of the Odell Beckham jr. trade, and the fact that he seemed to be emerging as a defensive leader before being injured a season ago. The only thing really separating him from being elite is a lack of interceptions or game-changing plays.

8. WR Golden Tate — When I made this list I questioned having Tate this high. Shoot, I ended up with the Giants’ three top wide receivers all in the top 10, and all ahead of tight end Evan Engram. Reality is, Engram is probably more talented than any of them. He has to stay on the field and prove it, though. As for Tate, he’s been really good for a really long time and he’s still productive.

7. DT Dexter Lawrence — There were fans who wondered why the Giants drafted a 342-pound interior tackle No. 17 rather than a pass rusher or even an offensive tackle a year ago. Lawrence spent his rookie season showing everyone why. If he shows improvement as a pass rusher he will move into the top 5 on this list, and he might earn Pro Bowl consideration.

6. WR Darius Slayton — Had a ridiculously good rookie season for a fifth-round draft pick who came into the league with questions about his hands and his route-running versatility. If his development continues the “but the Giants don’t have a true No. 1 wide receiver” stuff will go away.

5. LB Blake Martinez — He’s been a tackling machine the past few seasons, and that’s part of why he’s here. He is also here because of what the Giants expect him to be — the best quarterback of their defense that they have had since Antonio Pierce.

4. CB James Bradberry — The former Carolina Panthers cornerback is incredibly important to the 2020 Giants. He will almost certainly shadow opposing No. 1 receivers. A pro known for his work ethic and study habits, he will also be asked to set an example for the multitude of young cornerbacks he will share the field with.

3. WR Sterling Shepard — If all of the Giants’ receivers, including Shepard, stay healthy there may end up being one or two — like Slayton or Engram — who outproduce Shepard. This is a guy who is important to the Giants, though. Part of that is ability and consistency on the field, and part of that is leadership and locker room presence off of it.

2. RB Saquon Barkley — He is, by far, the best player on this roster. I’m certain some of you will question why he isn’t No. 1, and you can easily argue that he should be.

1. QB Daniel Jones — So, why is Jones No. 1? Easy. When it comes right down to it, quarterbacks are more important than running backs. The development of this young franchise quarterback is absolutely the most important thing for the Giants. If Jones doesn’t turn out to be what they think/hope he will become over the next couple of years then the franchise is back to square one.

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