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

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Kenny Golladay, NY Giants
New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) and quarterback Daniel Jones (Image via The Record) /

1) Wide receiver

Starters: Kenny Golladay, Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard

Kadarius Toney, John Ross, Austin Mack

Dante Pettis, David Sills, Alex Bachman

If Jones is going to develop into a legitimate franchise quarterback, it will largely be because of the investment the front office made at receiver this offseason.

Golladay arrives as a true game-changing talent at wide receiver, two years removed from leading the NFL in receiving yards. Lining Golladay up outside with Shepard returning to the slot could open up opportunities for Slayton to stretch the field.

Meanwhile, Toney’s versatility and big-play ability in the vertical passing game is going to get him on the field and opportunities early on. Ross’ speed is intriguing, and the thought of four wide receiver sets with Barkley in the backfield presents all kinds of options for Jones and the offense.

Almost overnight, the NY Giants’ receiving corps went from one of the worst in the NFL in 2020 to arguably one of the most dangerous ahead of 2021.

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