Early NY Giants 53-man roster predictions after the NFL Draft

Will there be any surprise cuts on the way for the NY Giants this summer?
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With the NFL Draft wrapped up, the NY Giants have to start thinking about what their final roster could look like ahead of the 2024 season. As things currently stand, the Giants have more than 80 players on their roster (including new draft picks and UDFAs), so they have a ways to go until they get down to that magic 53.

There are some obvious choices for who could be released. However, some of our choices may surprise you a bit. Regardless, this is a realistic look at what the Giants' final 53-man roster could look like by Week 1.

Quarterbacks: Daniel Jones, Drew Lock and Tommy DeVito

This one was pretty simple, as, to the surprise of some, the Giants opted not to draft a rookie in this year's draft, leaving three quarterbacks on the roster. Given the injury history of Daniel Jones and the potential of Drew Lock and Tommy DeVito, it's very doubtful that the ladder two will be released unless Joe Schoen does something drastic before the start of the campaign.

We'll have to wait and see how the Giants' quarterback situation plays out. Jones may be the starter for now, but if he fails, we doubt it will take long before Brian Daboll looks to the bench to bring Lock in to play over Jones.

Running backs: Devin Singletary, Eric Gray andTyrone Tracy

Following the selection of Tyrone Tracy in the fifth round of this year's draft, this order of running backs seems most fitting. Devin Singletary is the clear RB1 of the Giants, and it will likely be both Tracy and Eric Gray splitting carries behind him. Given his playmaking and utility back potential, it's easy to see Tracy playing a big role this year and potentially becoming New York's RB2.

Gray had a very rough rookie season, but it's doubtful that Schoen will release his fifth-round pick from 2023 so soon. Unfortunately, this means guys like Gary Brightwell, Deon Jackson, and others won't make the cut. However, if Gray underperforms again, the door could open for any of their returns.