As we find ourselves just a week away from Big Blue’s first pre-season game, the New York Giants released their first unofficial depth chart of training camp. And while it’s still very early in the process, the release gives us some great insight into who is winning the early battles at Giants Training camp.
Let’s take a look at a few of the more interesting finds from the years first depth chart:
David Wilson and Andre Brown are currently listed as the co-starters at running back.
It’s nice to see that the Giants are willing to be honest about their RB ranks. As todays NFL has moved almost exclusively to a backfield-by-committee model most expect that the tandem of David Wilson and Andre Brown will more or less split carries, so it’s refreshing to see that instead of tagging one as the “starter” the Giants have decided to give everyone a sticker on top of their paper and call them “co-starters”.
Keith Rivers (strongside), Mark Herzlich (middle) and Spencer Paysinger (weakside) are currently listed as the starters at linebacker.
The Giants linebackers are interesting to watch when you consider that the club has decided to go with the “Let’s throw as much #$@! against the wall as possible, and hope something sticks” philosophy. While there is talent amongst this linebackers group, it’s certainly not what most Giants fans are used to seeing.
David Diehl is listed as the starting right tackle.
Entering training camp RT was easily one of the Giants most intriguing position battles. While it looks like the veteran David Diehl will hold onto his starting spot, first round pick G/T Justin Pugh is hot on Diehl’s tail.
Wilson is currently listed as the No. 1 kick returner. Randle is the No. 1 punt returner.
This was a shock. Not because Wilson and Randle are not the best men for the jobs, because they are. But more because most expected the home-run-hitting Wilson to lose his kick return duties since he is going to be relied on heavily out of the Giants backfield this season.
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