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There aren’t many surprises to the Giants’ unofficial Week 1 depth chart. However, there might be one on the offensive line.

The Giants revealed their unofficial depth chart for their Week 1 matchup with the Broncos (Sunday, Sept. 12) via the team’s official website Tuesday.

OFFENSE

Position Player Player Player
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

DEFENSE

 
Position Player Player Player Player
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

SPECIAL TEAMS

 
Position Player Player Player
LS Casey Kreiter
H Riley Dixon
P Riley Dixon
PR Jabrill Peppers Adoree’ Jackson Kadarius Toney*
KOR C.J. Board Jabrill Peppers Kadarius Toney*
K Graham Gano

* Designates player is a rookie

Of course, you have Daniel Jones starting. Of course, you have guys like Kenny Golladay, Blake Martinez, Logan Ryan, and Jabrill Peppers in their expected roles.

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.