5 New York Giants who need to make an impact against the Jets

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No. 2 – Avery Moss

Out of all the players on this list, Avery Moss has arguably played the best this preseason. The 2017 fifth-round pick out of Youngstown State earned Pro Football Focus’ highest defensive grade against the Cleveland Browns.

But one strong outing against the Browns won’t be enough to secure a roster spot for the 23-year-old, especially given New York’s depth of talent off the edge. Big Blue’s top four outside linebackers, Olivier Vernon, Kareem Martin, Connor Barwin, and Lorenzo Carter, are all locks to make the final 53-man roster.

The Giants may decide to keep just four edge rushers, but they also may decide to make room for a fifth player given the level of talent at the position. That could lead to a significant debate between Moss and Romeo Okwara for the fifth and final spot.

Okwara has shined for the New York Giants during his preseason snaps, recording four tackles, one tackle for a loss, a sack, and a forced fumble. Right now, he looks to have the edge on Moss in making the final 53-man roster, but that can easily change Friday night.

It’s not as though Moss has played poorly this preseason. He just needs to make an impact against the Jets.