NY Giants secondary depth chart
CB starters-Adoree’ Jackson, Aaron Robinson
CB reserves-Darnay Holmes, Cor’Dale Flott, Rodarius Williams, Micheal Jaquet, Khalil Dorsey
Adoree’ Jackson is firmly entrenched as the No. 1 cornerback on this roster after the release of James Bradberry. Jackson will get to match up with the number one receiver on opposing rosters every week this season and has more than enough skill to hold his own. Aaron Robinson will likely start aside him this season. Robinson, a 2021 third round pick, missed half of the last season with an injury but performed rather well when on the field.
He will be put on islands this season by Martindale, so it is highly important to make sure he is ready during training camp. Holmes, the veteran, and Flott, the rookie, are entrenched in a camp battle for the slot corner position. Jaquet and Dorsey are veterans who have experience playing for Martindale, while Williams showed his talent last camp before tearing his ACL. Williams will surprise people this training camp and will push for playing time this season.
Safety starters-Xavier McKinney, Julian Love,
Safety reserves-Dane Belton, Jarren Williams, Yusuf Corker, Andrew Adams
Xavier McKinney was one of the lone bright spots on the Giants a season ago and looks to be the franchise cornerstone defensive player. Julian Love will likely start alongside him this season though he has been inconsistent in his career after being a standout player at Notre Dame.
Belton, a rookie fourth round pick out of Iowa, could push Love for the starting strong safety position and will be on the field this season. Williams, who converted to safety from cornerback this offseason, will have to battle with undrafted rookie Yusuf Corker, who is a physical safety that could impress the coaching staff.
NY Giants special teams depth chart
Long snapper-Casey Kreiter
Graham Gano is an all-pro kicker who has been the focal point of the Giants scoring the last two seasons. While obviously relying on the kicker is not a winning formula, having a reliable kicker like Gano could pay dividends this season.
Jamie Gillan replaces Riley Dixon as the Giants punter and, although he struggled a season ago with Cleveland, the Giants clearly have faith in him as they have not added another punter to the roster. Kreiter signed an extension this offseason and will be the Giants long snapper of the future.