The NY Giants added plenty of premier talent this offseason, which could lead to some players needing a strong training camp to stick in the starting lineup this season
NY Giants general manager Dave Gettleman brought on a ton of talent during the 2021 offseason in hopes of improving on a promising 6-10 season.
Flashes were shown last year, but success this year should be sustained after all of the spending and draft night posturing Gettleman did this spring to improve the Giants‘ depth chart up and down the roster.
The expectations are higher, hopefully translating to heated training camp battles that elevate the team’s intensity and morale heading into a 2021 season that promises a return to normalcy after typically filled-to-the-brim football stadiums were nearly empty every Sunday this past year.
With those training camp battles are the potential for unlikely stars to rise. The nature of competition dictates that underdogs will have their days, and in the NFL, everyone there has a shot to seize control of a position.
That means there will also be those that suffer, tumbling down the depth chart towards an endgame of bench-warming or free agency.
The inverse of training camp successes is never pretty in this scenario, but these 5 NY Giants run the risk of feeling that unfortunate reality during the upcoming 2021 preseason summer camps:
NY Giants player #1 who could tumble down depth chart: John Ross
John Ross is already rumored to have an injury in training camp, and while it’s unclear if its related to the foot issue that sidelined him for all but six weeks of the 2020 season, it’s not a good sign for his ability to contend with all the talent in the NY Giants’ WR room.
Ross’ career has been defined by his inability to consistently stay on the field, so being unable to in his first go round in the NY Metropolitan area so early could make this a one-year tenure for Ross in NY/NJ.