There aren’t many surprises to the Giants’ unofficial Week 1 depth chart. However, there might be one on the offensive line.
|WR||Kenny Golladay||Darius Slayton||C.J. Board|
|TE||Evan Engram||Kaden Smith|
|RT||Nate Solder||Matt Peart|
|RG||Will Hernandez||Ben Bredeson|
|C||Nick Gates||Billy Price|
|LG||Shane Lemieux||Ben Bredeson|
|LT||Andrew Thomas||Matt Peart|
|RB||Saquon Barkley||Devontae Booker||Gary Brightwell*|
|FB||Eli Penny||Cullen Gillaspia|
|WR||Sterling Shepard||Kadarius Toney*||Collin Johnson|
|TE||Kyle Rudolph||Kaden Smith|
|QB||Daniel Jones||Mike Glennon|
|SLB||Lorenzo Carter||Quincy Roche*||Cam Brown|
|DE||Dexter Lawrence II|
|MLB||Blake Martinez||Reggie Ragland||Justin Hilliard*|
|NT||Austin Johnson||Danny Shelton|
|WIL||Tae Crowder||Carter Coughlin|
|DT||Leonard Williams||Raymond Johnson III*|
|OLB||Oshane Ximines||Azeez Ojulari*|
|LCB||James Bradberry||Rodarius Williams*||Josh Jackson||Sam Beal|
|SS||Jabrill Peppers||Julian Love|
|FS||Logan Ryan||Xavier McKinney|
|RCB||Adoree’ Jackson||Darnay Holmes||Keion Crossen|
|PR||Jabrill Peppers||Adoree’ Jackson||Kadarius Toney*|
|KOR||C.J. Board||Jabrill Peppers||Kadarius Toney*|
* Designates player is a rookie
But there could be one surprise (at least to some people), albeit be unofficial at this point — Nate Solder is the starting right tackle.
If this remains the case for Sunday, that would mean second-year tackle Matthew Peart would be riding the bench at least to commence the game. There’s still the chance you see a tackle rotation that includes Peart, Solder, and second-year left tackle Andrew Thomas, which the Giants implemented at times last year (although Cam Fleming was around instead of Solder).
The Giants also list Saquon Barkley as their top running back as he makes progress towards a return to the game field. Barkley is coming off an ACL tear that caused him to miss 14 games last year.
Other notable standouts of the unofficial depth chart include Tae Crowder residing in the inside linebacker role alongside Blake Martinez and Oshane Ximines starting at one of the two outside linebacker spots instead of rookie Azeez Ojulari.
The Giants will surely look to ease Ojulari into the system given his inexperience.
Also, expect Carter Coughlin to find notable reps at inside linebacker despite serving as a reserve on this unofficial depth chart.