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 cornerbacks

In: Adoree' Jackson, Deonte Banks, Cor’Dale Flott, Tre Hawkins III, Amani Oruwariye, Nick McCloud
Out: Darnay Holmes, Leonard Williams, Zyon Gilbert, Germon Green, Rodarius Williams, Aaron Robinson

Jackson is the Giants CB1, while Banks will likely be the CB2. Cor’Dale Flott had a strong second half of 2022, and is in line to start in the slot during his sophomore season. Athletic freak and speedy rookie cornerback Hawkins III could turn some heads in camp. Oruwariye and McCloud, two veterans, provide tremendous depth for the starting secondary.

Holmes has seemingly regressed and will likely be replaced by Flott in the slot. The Giants can save nearly $3 million in cap space by releasing Holmes. Robinson, the Giants third round-pick in 2021, was in line to start last season but was torched in training camp and the preseason and then got injured. It would not be shocking to see Schoen part with another one of Gettleman’s picks.

NY Giants safeties

In: Xavier McKinney, Bobby McCain, Jason Pinnock, Gervarrius Owens, Dane Belton
Out: Trenton Thompson, Alex Cook

McKinney is entrenched as one of the Giants starting safeties and will likely be there for much of the next decade. McCain, Pinnock, Owens, and Belton will all compete to be his starting partner. All have a realistic path to the job.

McCain, the veteran offseason pickup, is likely the favorite, but Pinnock showed tremendous ability in limited playing time in 2022. Owens, the Giants seventh round-pick is an athletic freak who could turn heads in camp.

NY Giants specialists

In: Graham Gano (K), Jamie Gillan (P), Casey Kreiter (LS)
Out: Cameron Lyons

Gano is one of the best kickers in the league, while Kreiter is an insanely consistent long snapper. Gillan, also known as the “Scottish Hammer,” is coming off a rough 2023. He's set to be the starting punter, but fans were calling for him to be replaced in recent months.

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