NY Giants roster breakdown: Locks, long shots, camp bubble players
Bubble players: 22
These players likely have the best chance of winning some of the precious few available spots on the roster.
RB Corey Clement
The NY Giants signed the Eagles’ Super Bowl hero this spring, and he might be the leader for the No. 3 running back job, presuming New York carries three into the season.
RB Gary Brightwell
Brightwell has plenty of speed and shiftiness, but it might take a strong preseason for the rookie to stick.
WR John Ross
Ross, the Bengals’ former first-round pick, has speed and upside but it is a crowded wide receiver room at the top of the depth chart.
WR C.J. Board
Board might need to beat out Ross for the final spot on the wide receiver depth chart.
WR Dante Pettis
Pettis’ special teams prowess and upside could help him win a job.
TE Kaden Smith
Smith was a favorite of the NY Giants’ coaching staff last year, and he might have a leg-up for the third tight end spot.
TE Levine Toilolo
Toilolo was initially signed primarily because of his blocking ability, which will keep him in the mix this summer.
OG Zach Fulton
The NY Giants believe that Fulton can play starter-caliber snaps, after signing as a free agent from the Houston Texans.
OG Jonotthan Harrison
Harrison’s versatility to play all three interior line positions drew the NY Giants to sign him this offseason.
OG Kenny Wiggins
Lemieux’s injury could open up opportunity for Wiggins to climb the depth chart this summer.
OT Chad Slade
Slade seemingly has become a favorite of the coaching staff, and provides quality tackle depth.
DL Niko Lalos
Lalos made some big plays down the stretch when forced into action due to injuries at defensive end, producing six total tackles.
LB Devante Downs
Downs’ path to a roster spot got much more difficult this offseason after the NY Giants signed Ryan Anderson and Reggie Ragland.
LB Tae Crowder
Crowder flashed as a rookie, and might be the standout of four linebackers chosen late in the 2020 draft.
LB Cam Brown
Brown is a strong special teams contributor with versatility to play inside or out, but it may take a strong preseason for the Penn State alum to stick.
LB TJ Brunson
Brunson struggled to see the field as a rookie and faces an uphill battle to make the team in 2021.
LB Carter Coughlin
Coughlin will likely garner some first-team snaps this summer to build his case to make the roster, in his second season.
LB Ryan Anderson
Anderson could be a sleeper to start for the NY Giants, but his spot on the roster is by no means guaranteed given the depth and youth at linebacker.
CB Rodarius Williams
Look for Williams to make a strong play to make the roster coming out of his rookie camp.
CB Isaac Yiadom
Yiadom was thrust into an expanded role last season, but his 52.1 coverage grade from PFF left much to be desired, as did the 126.4 passer rating opposing quarterbacks had when targeting him.
DB Montre Hartage
Hartage’s versatility and experience in coordinator Patrick Graham’s scheme give him a chance to fight for one of the last remaining roster spots in the secondary.
K/P Ryan Santoso
Santoso could capitalize on Riley Dixon’s poor season in 2020 and secure the punting job.
P Riley Dixon
Dixon might need an impressive training camp and preseason to stick.