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Giants release first unofficial depth chart of 2022


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:


Table inside Article
Position Player Player Player Player Player
WR Kenny Golladay Darius Slayton C.J. Board Collin Johnson Marcus Kemp, Robert Foster
WR Wan'Dale Robinson* Richie James Alex Bachman Austin Proehl Sterling Shepard**
RT Evan Neal* Garrett McGhin Will Holden Eric Smith
RG Mark Glowinski Ben Bredeson Josh Rivas*
C Jon Feliciano Jamil Douglas Ben Bredeson Nick Gates**
LG Shane Lemieux Josh Ezeudu* Max Garcia
LT Andrew Thomas Josh Ezeudu* Devery Hamilton Roy Mbaeteka* Will Holden, Matt Peart**
RB Saquon Barkley Matt Breida Gary Brightwell Antonio Williams Jashaun Corbin*, Sandro Platzgummer, Jeremiah Hall*
WR Kadarius Toney Darius Slayton David Sills V Keelan Doss
TE Daniel Bellinger* Chris Myarick Andre Miller* Jordan Akins Austin Allen*, Ricky Seals-Jones
QB Daniel Jones Tyrod Taylor Davis Webb


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Position Player Player Player Player Player
NT Dexter Lawrence II Justin Ellis D.J. Davidson* David Moa Christopher Hinton*
DT Leonard Williams Jalyn Holmes Nick Williams Ryder Anderson*
DE Azeez Ojulari*** Jihad Ward Elerson Smith
RUSH Kayvon Thibodeaux* Oshane Ximines Quincy Roche Tomon Fox*
MLB Blake Martinez Carter Coughlin Micah McFadden* Austin Calitro
WILL Tae Crowder Darrian Beavers* Cam Brown
LCB Adoree' Jackson Rodarius Williams Darren Evans* Gavin Heslop
RCB Aaron Robinson Rodarius Williams Zyon Gilbert* Darren Evans*
NICKEL Darnay Holmes Cor'Dale Flott* Khalil Dorsey Michael Jacquet III
SS Julian Love Dane Belton* Yusuf Corker* Andrew Adams Jarrod Wilson
FS Xavier McKinney Andrew Adams Trenton Thompson* Nate Meadors


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Position Player Player Player Player
LS Casey Kreiter
H Jamie Gillan
P Jamie Gillan
PR C.J. Board Darius Slayton Adoree' Jackson
KOR C.J. Board Darius Slayton Richie James Alex Bachman
K Graham Gano


**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.

Once again, 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.


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