Pretty much my go-to for anything NFL, Pro Football Focus’ Gordon McGuinness did an awesome breakdown of the New York Giants’ depth chart as it currently stands.
Of the 58 players listed, 25 percent as tabbed as “good starters” including quarterback Eli Manning and wideout Victor Cruz. Three are “high quality” talents: cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz and fullback Jon Conner.
A few things you can probably bank on if things remain as they appear above…
- Henry Hynoski will not be a Giant in 2014. Jon Conner is a high quality player and his experience and ability both outweigh that of the Hynocerous. That’s a shame to say for such a talented player as Hynoski, but I think he’d land somewhere in need of a fullback who can contribute in the passing game like former Pitt Panther is capable of.
- The same can probably be said for second-year running back Michael Cox. With Rashad Jennings, David Wilson, Peyton Hillis and rookie Andre Williams all likely to get some form of playing time at the position, the former UMass Minuteman could be the odd one out.
- Johnathan Hankins is going to have the opportunity to prove his worth starting alongside Cullen Jenkins in the middle of the Giants’ defensive line. I loved what I saw from him last year, but it came in spurts. It will be interesting to see what he can do with a significant snap count under his belt.
- Robert Ayers may be the starter now opposite Jason Pierre-Paul at defensive end, but I’m hopeful by season’s end Damontre Moore can fight his way into the spot. The former Texas A&M star has great potential and could form another great Big Blue pass-rushing duo with JPP if he can continue to develop.
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