The Giants released their first — unofficial — depth chart of the year to beat reporters at training camp.
Here are a few interesting notes:
- Rookie Devon Kennard is listed at starting SLB, with Jameel McClain at starting MLB.
- Rashad Jennings is the starting running back, David Wilson is with the second-team, while Andre Williams is with the fourth team, at least to start. Peyton Hillis is third.
- JD Walton is listed as the starting center.
- Larry Donnell is the starting tight end. Adrien Robinson is fifth on the depth chart.
- Henry Hynoski is the starting fullback, with John Conner as the backup.
- Trindon Holliday is the punt returner, while Quinton Demps is the kick returner.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Kennard has already gained the respect of everyone at QDTC, coaches and players. He may just whiz by everyone on the depth chart before long. Jon Beason will not be rushed back, so the mixing and matching will be going on all summer. Kennard may be moved into the middle as he learns the defense and the calls.
Jennings is getting the biggest check, so he’ll be the top dog in the Giants’ backfield. But they have versatility like they haven’t had here in awhile and I expect all of the RBs to see plenty of action in the preseason.
Walton is a veteran who the Giants feel can add some semblance of order to the offensive line. If he can hold his own and stay healthy, rookie Weston Richburg could end up being the starter at Chris Snee’s old RG spot.
Larry Donnell is a former hoopster the Blue hoped could translate into a TE that can create mismatches. He appears to be more comfortable this summer and we may not be talking about ARob for too much longer if Donnell continues to show improvement.
Not sure why Hynoski is ahead of Conner. I know the Giants love the guy, but I’d be perfectly content with Conner at FB, who – to me – is the better player.
As for the returners, only David Wilson will upset that order. Those two players were brought in to do those jobs and, barring something unforeseen, they will get the opportunity to do so.