New York Giants: Predicting The 53 Man Roster

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Sep 8, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants outside linebacker Jon Beason (52) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports


1. Jon Beason: Beason is a great linebacker, though injuries have really derailed his career. Beason is a key element to the defense because he is a great leader and communicator on the field. When he is on the field running the football is a lot harder to do.

2. Devon Kennard: The Giants are quite infatuated with Kennard and it is not hard to figure out why. This outside linebacker flies around the field and shows unlimited promise.

3. J.T. Thomas: Thomas is a strong tackling linebacker who is hoping to get a starting opportunity with the Giants. The Giants quicly snatched him off the free agent market which makes me think they have big plans for him.

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4. Cole Farrand: Farrand is the gamble I took in my predictions but I love this undrafted free agent out of Maryland. The Giants could very well use a little more depth at the middle linebacker position.  Farrand is a tackling machine.

5. Jonathan Casillas: Casillas is a strong special teams player and a sure tackler. He comes from the New England Patriots.

6. Jameel McClain: McClain is an experienced player whose best days are past him. He is a high motor player and he has a high football IQ.

7. Mark Herzlich: Herzlich is a linebacker who has struggled so far in his career with the Giants. The team isn’t willing to give up on this player who has a lot of heart just yet.

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