Giants Depth Chart: Richburg, Donnell starters

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
Corey Washington
QB Eli Manning Ryan Nassib
FB Henry Hynoski
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
P Steve Weatherford
H Steve Weatherford
K Josh Brown
LS Zak DeOssie
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.


very thin (as in not deep) roster. many of the 2nd team guys come with injuries too.


David Lopez
David Lopez

Don't get it...Damontre Moore played extremely well and in my opinion deserves to start.

What is wrong with this coaching staff and how it develops its draft picks. The film doesn't lie -- Moore is ready to contribute.


@David Lopez 

we should all be more concerned with the fact mosley is starting


@David Lopez  DE is one of those positions where it doesn't really matter who starts. It's gonna be a constant rotation throughout each game. The three of those guys will all get an equal amount of snaps. Listing Kiwi as a "starter" is purely symbolic to show the vet some respect.

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@trouble @David Lopez  Yeah, being named a DLine starter really doesn't mean much.  You can be a DL starter, but if the team you're playing against starts of 5-Wide, you're going with at least a nickel D, and that most likely means one less lineman.


@Michael Frias.....  One less lineman?  No. One less LB, yes. I can't remember the last time the Giants only used  three down lineman, unless it was a "prevent defense".

Look at it this way, the Giants can't even generate a legit pass rush with four down lineman... how would anyone expect that QB pressure will improve using only three? That is WHY the best pass rushers should be on the field the majority of the time, and Kiwi has not necessarily proven that he is better at that skill than Demontre Moore. I believe that was the point David Lopez was trying to make, by saying Moore deserved to be the starter. But I agree that Kiwi was more than likely chosen as the "starter" because he is the verteran and good soldier (asked to take a pay cut this off-season). Naming Kiwi the starter was probably just a reward for him more than anything he actually did to earn the job.