NY Giants post-minicamp 53-man roster predictions

Dec 18, 2022; Landover, Maryland, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) and Giants
Dec 18, 2022; Landover, Maryland, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) and Giants / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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NY Giants offensive line

In: Andrew Thomas, Evan Neal, Tyre Phillips, John Michael Schmitz, Mark Glowinski, Ben Bredeson, Josh Ezeudu, Marcus McKethan
Out: Shane Lemieux, JC Hassenauer, Matt Peart, Devery Hamilton, Jack Anderson, Wyatt Davis, Korey Cunningham

Thomas and Neal are cemented as the Giants tackles of the future. Rookie second-round pick Schmitz seems like a lock to start at center, while Glowinski and Bredeson will likely start at the two guard positions. Ezeudu, a 2022 third-round pick, had an up and down rookie season, but if he takes a big sophomore jump, he could replace Bredeson on the inside.

McKethan tore his ACL in training camp last summer, but was a 2022 fifth-round pick, a selection made by Schoen’s front office, so he’s the front-runner for the last backup guard spot. The rocky tenure of Peart in New York is almost certainly over with Phillips serving as the backup tackle. Ezeudu’s ability to play center and guard could spell the end to the oft-injured and very inconsistent Lemieux.

NY Giants tight ends

In: Darren Waller, Daniel Bellinger, Lawrence Cager
Out: Tommy Sweeney, Ryan Jones

It’s awesome to see Waller on the Giants roster. Waller is a stud. The former Pro Bowl tight end is going to be a true difference-making receiving weapon for Jones. Bellinger had a very good rookie season, and is a strong blocker. He and Waller will be quite the duo when featured together.

The Giants will likely take a third tight end, and I am going to give the nod to Cager, a 6-5, 220-pound athletic freak who is built very similar to Waller. Cager flashed in limited playing time in 2022. Sweeney, a 2019 seventh-round pick by Buffalo, has familiarity with the Giants front office and coaching staff, but we don't think he'll be with the rest of the team come Week 1.