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Giants’ depth chart: What the Giants’ 81-man roster looks like

There is no real depth chart, but we’ll take a stab at configuring one

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Now that the New York Giants have decided to trim their roster to 81 players, including Austrian running back Sandro Platzgummer on an International Pathway Program exemption, let’s take a look at what the team’s theoretical depth chart looks like.

A reminder: There is no real depth chart. I’m certain that head coach Joe Judge has a pretty good idea who most of his starters are going to be, but as he did throughout the offseason he reiterated on Friday that players are competing for roles, saying they have to “come in and compete at ground zero and build their way up.”

This is simply an exercise in showing you what the roster looks like at each position and getting an idea where there is depth and where there might still be holes.

As an example, we can only make an educated guess at this time that Andrew Thomas will be at left tackle in place of Nate Solder. The same with how the centers and cornerbacks are listed.

So, please, try not to freak out if someone is listed second team and you think he should be first team. We have yet to see a single practice, so we really have no indication of how the Giants plan to deploy players.

One other note: I did not list Markus Golden. He has reported to the team, but has not yet signed the unrestricted free agent tender. Thus, he is not yet on the roster.

That said, here is what the roster looks like:

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

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

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