Which NY Giants roster bubble players made the team?
There was a lot of competition throughout training camp at many positions. Some notables include competition at backup QB, RB3, backup tight end, o-line, d-line, linebacker depth, and cornerback.
The fact that the team has so many unfilled, uncertain spots at key spots shows you the current state of the Giants’ roster.
Wayne Gallman made the team as the third running back as expected.
Wayne Gallman appeared to have a good camp and avoided being a disappointing cut. He has the talent, now he needs to put it together for year four.
At receiver, there were was a variety of competition at the tail end of the group.
The team surprisingly took only five receivers instead of six as they usually do. C.J. Board impressed enough in his time at camp to make the roster. The team also added Damion Ratley off waivers, formerly from the Browns.
If the NY Giants’ roster formation is any indication, the tight end position will be an important part of this year’s offense.
NY Giants stocking up in the trenches
The team took nine offensive lineman as Jackson Barton made it as the last guy. He was added off waivers coming from the Super Bowl champion KC Chiefs. Spencer Pulley also notably made the team to be the primary backup center.
On the other side of the ball, the NY Giants snuck six defensive linemen on the roster.
This should be the team’s deepest position for 2020. R.J. McIntosh survived the cuts as seemingly one of the last guys on this year’s roster. He needs to show more in a critical year three for him.
The NY Giants’ linebackers unit looks much different than expected.
The group is very inexperienced with Devante Downs likely starting Week 1 and two 7th round rookies behind him. Unfortunately, the linebackers don’t inspire much confidence right now.
The NY Giants’ secondary is full of uncertainty.
Pat Graham is rolling with what looks like a mish-mosh secondary. This is another unit that looks much different than it did just a few weeks ago.
Isaac Yiadom may have found himself a starting/major role for NY after getting traded for last week. The team also added Adrian Colbert off waivers, he’s an intriguing safety who packs a punch in the box.
It’s hard to separate the team’s cornerback depth chart as there are guys all over the place. Several players will also flip flop between safety and corner. The roles seem undefined and versatility will be a big theme of this year’s secondary.