The New York Giants first (unofficial) depth chart of the 2022 NFL regular season is out, and there are some interesting twists. The most notable is journeyman linebacker Austin Calitro in as a starting inside linebacker, the spot that belonged to Blake Martinez until just a few days ago.
Let’s look at the charts for the offense, defense and special teams. I will post some thoughts below each chart.
2022 Depth Chart — Offense
|WR||Isaiah Hodgins||Kenny Golladay||David Sills|
|WR||Darius Slayton||Marcus Johnson|
|RT||Evan Neal||Tyre Phillips||Matt Peart|
|RG||Mark Glowinski||Jack Anderson||Wyatt Davis|
|C||Jon Feliciano||Nick Gates|
|LG||Nick Gates||Ben Bredeson||Tyre Phillips|
|LT||Andrew Thomas||Matt Peart|
|RB||Saquon Barkley||Matt Breida||Gary Brightwell|
|WR||Richie James||Isaiah Hodgins|
|TE||Daniel Bellinger||Nick Vannett||Lawrence Cager|
|QB||Daniel Jones||Tyrod Taylor|
- Ben Bredeson is listed as the starting left guard. That might be the case, and it might not be. The starter Sunday vs. the Tennessee Titans could be any of Bredeson, Josh Ezeudu, Jack Anderson, Tyre Phillips or Devery Hamilton. We will see Sunday afternoon.
- Odd to me that the Giants list Chris Myarick as a fullback. Doesn’t matter. Just odd.
2022 Depth Chart — Defense
|NT||Dexter Lawrence||Justin Ellis|
|DT||Leonard Williams||Henry Mondeaux||Ryder Anderson|
|DE||Azeez Ojulari||Jihad Ward|
|RUSH||Kayvon Thibodeaux*||Oshane Ximines||Tomon Fox|
|MLB||Micah McFadden||Carter Coughlin||Jarrad Davis|
|WILL||Jaylon Smith||Landon Collins||Cam Brown|
|LCB||Adoree' Jackson||Fabian Moreau||Nick McCloud|
|RCB||Fabian Moreau||Cor'Dale Flott||Rodarius Williams|
|NICKEL||Darnay Holmes||Nick McCloud||Cor'Dale Flott|
|SS||Julian Love||Dane Belton|
|FS||Jason Pinnock||Dane Belton||Tony Jefferson|
- Tae Crowder has moved over to starting middle linebacker on the depth chart, with Austin Calitro listed as the starting WILL. Honestly, I think eventually that is Micah McFadden’s job. In reality, it might already be his.
- Rookie Cor’Dale Flott is listed as the primary backup at all three cornerback positions. Fabian Moreau is on the practice squad, technically, but he might actually be next man up.
- I’m almost certain that veteran safety Tony Jefferson, on the practice squad like Moreau, will figure into the safety picture.
2022 Depth Chart — Specialists
|PR||Richie James||Darnay Holmes||Adoree' Jackson|
|KOR||Gary Brightwell||Richie James|
- We saw Gary Brightwell returning kickoffs in the preseason finale. That job might actually go to him.