NY Giants roster: 3 deepest positions entering 2021 NFL season

New York Giants defensive backs James Bradberry (24) and Logan Ryan (Image via The Record)
New York Giants defensive backs James Bradberry (24) and Logan Ryan (Image via The Record) /
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Which positions are the deepest on the NY Giants’ roster as they enter the 2021 season?

NY Giants general manager Dave Gettleman deserves high marks for the additions to the roster this offseason, both with big-money signings in free agency and potential impact rookies added during the 2021 NFL Draft.

Back in March, Gettleman and the NY Giants landed the premier wide receiver available, Kenny Golladay, dropped veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph into quarterback Daniel Jones’ supporting cast, and rounded back to the pass-catchers and picked former Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney No. 20 overall, after trading back.

Meanwhile, the additions Gettleman made on defense have the. potential to make just as big of an impact, after bringing defensive lineman Leonard Williams back, signing cornerback Adoree’ Jackson, and plucking pass-rusher Azeez Ojulari out of Georgia in the draft’s second round.

All of those additions have raised the expectations around East Rutherford.

On paper, this has the chance to be the most talented team the NY Giants have fielded since last making the postseason in 2016, in large part because of the depth at three critical positions.

Here’s a look at the three deepest positions on the NY Giants’ roster:

3) Cornerback

Thanks to a steady commitment financially, via free agency, and in the NFL Draft, the NY Giants have dramatically improved the breadth and depth of the talent at cornerback the past two offseasons, transforming it from one of the roster’s biggest question marks to arguably its deepest.

James Bradberry’s arrival via free agency last spring was much heralded, and he rewarded the organization by making his first Pro Bowl appearance, providing veteran stability at what is quickly becoming one of the more vial positions to success in the NFL.

Bradberry finished as Pro Football Focus’ No. 7 ranked cornerback in the league, after holding opposing quarterbacks to a meager 70.1 passer rating when targeting him.

Joining Bradberry on the opposite boundary this season will be Adoree’ Jackson, who gives the NY Giants potentially one of the 10 best outside cornerback duos in the NFL.

Given that Darnay Holmes, Xavier McKinney, and Julian Love all have experience playing in the slot, as does incoming rookie Aaron Robinson, this will be the most talented starting secondary the NY Giants have fielded in at least half a decade.