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
|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|
|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
|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
|PR||Golden Tate III||Jabrill Peppers||Sterling Shepard||Darius Slayton|
|KOR||Darnay Holmes||Darius Slayton||Corey Ballentine||C.J. Board, Dion Lewis|
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.