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New York Giants unofficial depth chart — Nick Gates at center

Team releases its first 2020 depth chart

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Nick Gates is the starting center for the New York Giants. At least according to the unofficial depth chart the team released on Monday afternoon. Let’s see what else we can learn.

Giants 2020 Depth Chart — Offense

Position Player Player Player Player
Position Player Player Player Player
WR Sterling Shepard Damion Ratley
TE Evan Engram Kaden Smith Levine Toilolo Eric Tomlinson
RT Cameron Fleming Matt Peart
RG Kevin Zeitler Shane Lemieux
C Nick Gates Spencer Pulley
LG Will Hernandez Shane Lemieux
LT Andrew Thomas Jackson Barton
RB Saquon Barkley Dion Lewis Wayne Gallman Jr.
WR Golden Tate III Damion Ratley
WR Darius Slayton C.J. Board
FB Eli Penny
QB Daniel Jones Colt McCoy

Even Monday, head coach Joe Judge refused to acknowledge that a decision had been made at center, even though it’s been apparent watching practices that Gates would get the job.

Giants 2020 Depth Chart — Defense

Position Player Player Player
Position Player Player Player
SLB Lorenzo Carter Markus Golden Carter Coughlin
DE Dexter Lawrence II RJ McIntosh
MLB Blake Martinez Tae Crowder
NT Dalvin Tomlinson Austin Johnson
WIL Devante Downs TJ Brunson
DT Leonard Williams B.J. Hill
OLB Oshane Ximines Kyler Fackrell Cam Brown
LCB James Bradberry Darnay Holmes Brandon Williams
SS Jabrill Peppers Nate Ebner
FS Julian Love Logan Ryan Adrian Colbert
RCB Corey Ballentine Isaac Yiadom

Some interesting notes on defense:

  • Last season’s Giants sack leader, Markus Golden, is listed as a backup to Lorenzo Carter. Oshane Ximines is listed as a starter.
  • Corey Ballentine is listed as a starting cornerback.
  • Defensive back Logan Ryan, expected to fill a number of roles, is listed as a backup at free safety to Julian Love.

Giants 2020 Depth Chart — Special Teams

Position Player Player Player Player
Position Player Player Player Player
LS Casey Kreiter
H Riley Dixon
P Riley Dixon
PR Golden Tate III Jabrill Peppers Sterling Shepard Darius Slayton
KOR Darnay Holmes Darius Slayton Corey Ballentine C.J. Board, Dion Lewis
K Graham Gano

The kickoff and punt return lists are interesting here.

  • Golden Tate and Jabrill Peppers are listed as the two primary punt returners. C.J. Board did a lot of returning in intra-squad scrimmages, but isn’t even on the punt return depth chart.
  • Rookie Darnay Holmes is listed as the primary kickoff returner. The guess here is several players are going to get a crack at that job.