The Giants released their unofficial depth chart on Monday with second round draft pick Weston Richburg a starter at left guard. Richburg is playing the position in place of Geoff Schwartz, who is out with a dislocated toe.
The Giants also have Larry Donnell listed as the first team tight end followed by Daniel Fells and Adrien Robinson.
|WR||Rueben Randle||Odell Beckham Jr.|
|LT||Will Beatty||Charles Brown|
|LG||Weston Richburg||Dallas Reynolds||Geoff Schwartz|
|C||J.D. Walton||Weston Richburg||Dallas Reynolds|
|RG||Brandon Mosley||John Jerry|
|RT||Justin Pugh||James Brewer|
|TE||Larry Donnell||Daniel Fells||Adrien Robinson|
|WR||Victor Cruz||Jerrel Jernigan||Preston Parker
|QB||Eli Manning||Ryan Nassib|
|RB||Rashad Jennings||Andre Williams||Peyton Hillis|
|LDE||Mathias Kiwanuka||Robert Ayers Jr.||Kerry Wynn|
|LDT||Cullen Jenkins||Jay Bromley|
|RDT||Johnathan Hankins||Mike Patterson||Marcus Kuhn|
|RDE||Jason Pierre-Paul||Damontré Moore|
|SLB||Devon Kennard||Jameel McClain|
|MLB||Jameel McClain||Mark Herzlich||Jon Beason|
|WLB||Jacquian Williams||Spencer Paysinger|
|LCB||D.Rodgers-Cromartie||Trumaine McBride||Zack Bowman|
|SS||Antrel Rolle||Nat Berhe|
|FS||Stevie Brown||Quintin Demps|
|RCB||Prince Amukamara||Walter Thurmond III|
|KR||Quintin Demps||Preston Parker||Jerrel Jernigan|
|PR||Preston Parker||Rueben Randle||Jerrel Jernigan|
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Surprises: none. Pretty much what we predicted last week when we did our roster forecast. Someone has to start at TE, so why not Donnell, who was the most productive during camp?
Richburg has been everything the Giants expected he would be at this stage of his development and are comfortable with him spelling Schwartz. What happens when Schwartz returns will be the bigger decision. Does Richburg replace Mosley or Walton? We’ll see.
The Giants didn’t shell out $16.8 million for Jon Beason to sit the bench. As soon as he’s ready, he’ll be in at MLB. That will displace one – or all – of the other starters listed. McClain will likely go back to the strong side while Williams stays at WLB. Kennard will see a lot of time as well. Perhaps the Giants will get creative here with some packages that will get all four on the field at the same time.
Hankins was a highly-touted pick last season and has played well enough to earn a starting spot. Patterson is coming off a shoulder ailment and will be used in the rotation as a backup.