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Defensive End (4)

  1. B.J. Hill
  2. Dalvin Tomlinson
  3. Kerry Wynn
  4. A.J. Francis

The Giants will rotate their defensive ends throughout the game to make sure they’re fresh for the fourth quarter. Everybody has been raving all summer about rookie B.J. Hill who should make an immediate impact.

Nose Tackle (2)

  1. Damon Harrison
  2. Robert Thomas

Harrison is one of the best interior linemen in the league and Thomas is a quality backup that’s had a good preseason. They’ll make it difficult for teams to run up the middle on the Giants

Outside Linebacker (5)

  1. Olivier Vernon
  2. Kareem Martin
  3. Lorenzo Carter
  4. Connor Barwin
  5. Romeo Okwara

This is the unit that the Giants will rely on to pressure quarterbacks. Vernon seems to be thriving converting from a 4-3 defensive end to a 3-4 outside linebacker. Martin will start on the opposite of Vernon but will be pushed by Carter.

Barwin and Okwara provide solid depth as just the case is with the defensive ends, the Giants will rotate this unit to keep them fresh.

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Inside Linebacker (4)

  1. Alec Ogletree
  2. B.J. Goodson
  3. Ray-Ray Armstrong
  4. Mark Herzlich

Ogletree and Goodson are the starters and are solid against the run. Armstrong is the best of the unit in pass coverage and Herzlich’s contribution to special teams will have him edge out Tae Davis for the last inside linebacker spot.

Cornerback (5)

  1. Janoris Jenkins
  2. Eli Apple
  3. B.W. Webb
  4. Donte Deayon
  5. Leonard Johnson

Aside from Jenkins, there’s a lot of outside concern about this unit. But internally the coaching staff is confident that this unit is deep and talented.

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Safety (5)

  1. Landon Collins (SS)
  2. Curtis Riley (FS)
  3. Darian Thompson (FS)
  4. Michael Thomas (SS)
  5. Andrew Adams (SS)

The star of this unit is two-time Pro Bowler Landon Collins who is one of the best defensive players in the league. Curtis Riley will start alongside Collins as the free safety, but everyone else in this unit has seen significant time as a starter in this league, making this one of the deepest units on the Giants roster.

Special teams (3)

Outside of one shank earlier this week in practice, Dixon has been excellent punting the football in camp and in the preseason. After a shaky season last year where he missed seven field goals, Rosas has converted all six of his field goal attempts in the Giants first three preseason games.

DeOssie is always a reliable long snapper.

Jason's first love was football while growing up in northern New Jersey. For the past three years, he has covered the New York Giants, as well as several boxing events along the East Coast.