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

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NY Giants, Adoree' Jackson
New York Giants rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney, right, hugs cornerback Adoree Jackson (Image via The Record) /

2) Cornerback

Starters: James Bradberry, Adoree’ Jackson, Darnay Holmes

Isaac Yiadom, Aaron Robinson, Rodarius Williams, Monte Hartrage

What a difference a year makes.

While Bradberry made his first Pro Bowl and built a strong case as the most significant free agent addition made by the NY Giants under Gettleman, gone are the days of Yiadom, Hartrage, or or Madre Harper starting on the outside and playing meaningful snaps at cornerback.

A carousel of mediocre journeymen and unproven young players appears to have stopped spinning this offseason, with the addition of Jackson to bring much-needed stability opposite Bradberry.

Meanwhile, Holmes proved plenty capable of locking down slot receivers as the nickel during a standout rookie campaign last season and should be given first crack at reprising that role this season.

Expectations are high for Robinson as a rookie, and all of this talent infused at this position could lead to Hartrage and Yiadom competing for a roster spot.

Had these rankings been released last June, cornerback would likely have been last on the list. However, after the past two offseasons spent rebuilding the position, a case can be made it is the strength of the roster entering 2021.