NY Giants depth chart rankings: Wide receiver or safety atop the list?

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – DECEMBER 27: Inside linebacker Blake Martinez #54 of the New York Giants celebrates a tackle against the Baltimore Ravens during the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

7) Linebackers

Starters: Lorenzo Carter, Reggie Ragland, Blake Martinez, Ifeadi Odenigbo

Oshane Ximines, Cam Brown, Tae Crowder, Azeez Ojulari

Trent Harris, T.J. Brunson, Devante Downs, Carter Coughlin

The NY Giants’ linebackers are among the most improved positions on the roster, and just might be among the more underrated groups in the league.

Martinez was a Pro Bowl snub, after falling four tackles short of matching his career-high in his first season reunited with defensive coordinator Patrick Graham. Odenigbo has the chance to be an immediate contributor after signing as a free agent from the Minnesota Vikings.

If Carter is fully healthy and fully healthy, after getting back on the field and with the first-team defense during spring OTAs following a ruptured Achilles last fall, he has the chance to be the focal point of the NY Giants’ pass rush.

Ragland provides veteran stability and physicality alongside Martinez, and Ojulari is viewed by many evaluators as one of the “steals” of the NFL Draft.