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Giants release first unofficial depth chart of 2022

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The New York Giants released their first unofficial depth chart ahead of Thursday's preseason opener against the New England Patriots. As always, it is subject to change. It simply serves as a guide, more so for the media than the coaches.

Here is a look at the first unofficial depth chart:

BASE OFFENSE

Table inside Article
PositionPlayerPlayerPlayerPlayerPlayer
WRKenny GolladayDarius SlaytonC.J. BoardCollin JohnsonMarcus Kemp, Robert Foster
WRWan'Dale Robinson*Richie JamesAlex BachmanAustin ProehlSterling Shepard**
RTEvan Neal*Garrett McGhinWill HoldenEric Smith
RGMark GlowinskiBen BredesonJosh Rivas*
CJon FelicianoJamil DouglasBen BredesonNick Gates**
LGShane LemieuxJosh Ezeudu*Max Garcia
LTAndrew ThomasJosh Ezeudu*Devery HamiltonRoy Mbaeteka*Will Holden, Matt Peart**
RBSaquon BarkleyMatt BreidaGary BrightwellAntonio WilliamsJashaun Corbin*, Sandro Platzgummer, Jeremiah Hall*
WRKadarius ToneyDarius SlaytonDavid Sills VKeelan Doss
TEDaniel Bellinger*Chris MyarickAndre Miller*Jordan AkinsAustin Allen*, Ricky Seals-Jones
QBDaniel JonesTyrod TaylorDavis Webb

BASE DEFENSE

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PositionPlayerPlayerPlayerPlayerPlayer
NTDexter Lawrence IIJustin EllisD.J. Davidson*David MoaChristopher Hinton*
DTLeonard WilliamsJalyn HolmesNick WilliamsRyder Anderson*
DEAzeez Ojulari***Jihad WardElerson Smith
RUSHKayvon Thibodeaux*Oshane XiminesQuincy RocheTomon Fox*
MLBBlake MartinezCarter CoughlinMicah McFadden*Austin Calitro
WILLTae CrowderDarrian Beavers*Cam Brown
LCBAdoree' JacksonRodarius WilliamsDarren Evans*Gavin Heslop
RCBAaron RobinsonRodarius WilliamsZyon Gilbert*Darren Evans*
NICKELDarnay HolmesCor'Dale Flott*Khalil DorseyMichael Jacquet III
SSJulian LoveDane Belton*Yusuf Corker*Andrew AdamsJarrod Wilson
FSXavier McKinneyAndrew AdamsTrenton Thompson*Nate Meadors

SPECIALISTS

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PositionPlayerPlayerPlayerPlayer
LSCasey Kreiter
HJamie Gillan
PJamie Gillan
PRC.J. BoardDarius SlaytonAdoree' Jackson
KORC.J. BoardDarius SlaytonRichie JamesAlex Bachman
KGraham Gano

*Rookie

**Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List

*Non-Football Injury

View photos of the New York Giants' 2022 roster as it currently stands.

Here are some notes on the first depth chart:

Where the 2022 draft class lands

General manager Joe Schoen selected 11 players in his first draft, starting with two picks in the top 10 for the first time in franchise history. The Giants currently have four rookies penciled in with the first team. Kayvon Thibodeaux, the fifth overall selection, is listed with the starters at the RUSH position in Wink Martindale's defense. Evan Neal, the seventh overall pick, is on the first team at right tackle, which is where he has been since he arrived. Wan'Dale Robinson, a second-round choice, is one of three wide receivers listed with the first team offense. Fourth-rounder Daniel Bellinger is listed with the ones at tight end.

Kayvon Thibodeaux – RUSH1

Evan Neal – RT1

Wan'Dale Robinson -- WR1

Joshua Ezeudu – LG2, LT2

Cor'Dale Flott – NICKEL2

Daniel Bellinger – TE1

Dane Belton – SS2

Micah McFadden – MLB3

D.J. Davidson – NT3

Marcus McKethan – Reserve/Injured

Darrian Beavers – WILL2

The state of the secondary

With the offseason departures of James Bradberry, Logan Ryan, and Jabrill Peppers, the Giants were in line to have a revamped secondary in 2022. Xavier McKinney, who has been wearing the green dot on his helmet as the defensive signal-caller, is on the top safety tandem alongside the versatile Julian Love. At cornerback, Adoree' Jackson stepped up in place of Bradberry, a former Pro Bowler. Aaron Robinson, a third-round choice who played in nine games with two starts last year as a rookie, is listed opposite of him on the first team. Darnay Holmes is the starting NICKEL cornerback as he is in the middle of a productive training camp. Martindale, who calls him "Dirty 30" because of his toughness and jersey number, mentioned how he likes to go against the offense's best player.

The receiver corps

Most of the corps wore red non-contact jerseys in the spring, creating opportunities for players like Robinson while they rehabbed. But when training camp arrived, Kadarius Toney and Kenny Golladay were full-go. Toney, last year's first-round draft choice who has been the talk of camp, is listed on the first team alongside Robinson and Golladay. Sterling Shepard remains on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

The offensive line

The revamped line has remained mostly unchanged at the top. From left to right, the lineup is Andrew Thomas, Shane Lemieux, Jon Feliciano, Mark Glowinksi, and the rookie Neal. But the Giants' depth has been put to the test recently. Last week, the Giants lost two players in Matt Gono (exempt/left squad and then released) and rookie Marcus McKethan (injured reserve with an ACL). Ezeudu is listed as the backup at both left guard and left tackle, which is nothing new for the rookie who was known to change positions mid-drive at North Carolina.

The New York Giants are bringing back their classic blue uniforms from the '80s and '90s this Sunday as part of two Legacy Games presented by Quest during the 2022 season.

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