NY Giants 53-man roster prediction following the 2023 NFL Draft

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NY Giants running backs (4)

• Saquon Barkley, Matt Breida, Gary Brightwell and Eric Gray

While Saquon Barkley and the Giants are still looking to agree on a new contract, it is hard to believe that he will not be on the roster come Week 1. Given how he has produced when healthy, and his overall role in the offense, he is arguably the most important player to this unit besides Jones. If the two sides are able to reach a new deal ahead of the season, Barkley could be on pace for yet another elite season.

Alongside Barkley, the Giants could see the return of both Matt Breida and Gary Brightwell. Last season, Breida was a reliable RB2 within this offense. When needed, he found success. The same can be said for Brightwell, who showed flashes while also carving out a role on the team.

In addition to the trio of Barkley, Breida and Brightwell, the Giants added Oklahoma's Eric Gray in the fifth round of the draft. During his Sooners' career, Gray was a physical runner who won on the ground. If all goes to plan, he could quickly see himself stepping into a backup role behind Barkley.

NY Giants wide receivers (7)

• Isaiah Hodgins, Wan'Dale Robinson, Darius Slayton, Parris Campbell, Sterling Shepard, Jalin Hyatt, Bryce Ford-Wheaton

After dealing with depth issues at the wide receiver positon in recent seasons, this unit is now littered with talent. With several players set to return on team-friendly deals, the Giants will have several difficult decisions to make regarding this group.

In the third round, the Giants added a potential star to the wide receiver room in Tennessee's Jalin Hyatt. Given that he can adjust to the NFL game, he has the ability to become a WR1 in this offense. Alongside Hyatt, the Giants will see the return of several fan favorites. This includes Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, and last season's breakout star Isaiah Hodgins. Given that Shepard can bounce back from his second straight season-ending injury, he will once again be the veteran of the unit.

The Giants also added a veteran option in Parris Campbell. With his NFL history, he has the ability to make an instant impact in this offense. The seventh spot could belong to West Virginia's Bryce Ford-Wheaton, who New York already signed to a guaranteed deal worth $236,000. There's a lot of depth here and some potential difference-makers will be on the practice squad too.