New York Giants 2013 NFL Off Season Depth Charts, Transactions, Trade and Draft Home Page

2012 Record: 9-7, 2nd in NFC East
Head Coach: Tom Coughlin. 83-61 record with Giants (151-121 overall)

Current Depth Chart (Updated 2/19/13)

QB - Eli Manning, Curtis Painter
RB - ADavid Wilson, Da'Rel Scott
FB - Henry Hynoski
WR1 - Hakeem Nicks, Jerrel Jernigan, Kevin Hardy
WR2 - Rueben Randle, Brandon Collins, Kris Adams
TE - Bear Pascoe, Adrien Robinson, Larry Donnell, Jamie Childers
LT - David Diehl
LG - Selvish Capers
C - David Baas
RG - Chris Snee
RT - James Brewer, Brandon Mosley
K - David Buehler

LDE - Justin Tuck, Adewale Ojomo
LDT - Linval Joseph, Shaun Rogers, Bobby Skinner
RDT - Marvin Austin, Markus Kuhn
RDE - Jason Pierre-Paul, Matt Broha
SOLB - Mathias Kiwanuka
MLB - Mark Herzlich
WOLB - Jacquian Williams, Spencer Paysinger
LCB - Corey Webster, Jayron Hosley, Terrence Frederick, Laron Scott
RCB - Prince Amukamara, Trumaine McBride, Antonio Dennard, Buddy Jackson
SS - Tyler Sash, Terrell Thomas
FS - Antrel Rolle, David Caldwell, Will Hill
P - Steve Weatherford


Unrestricted Free Agents

Offense: QB David Carr. RB Ahmad Bradshaw. RB Kregg Lumpkin. RB Ryan Torain. WR Ramses Barden. WR Domenik Hixon. TE Travis Beckum. TE Martellus Bennett. OT William Beatty. OT Sean Locklear. OG Kevin Booth. K Lawrence Tynes

Defense: DT Rocky Bernard. DT Chris Canty. DT Martin Parker. DT Shaun Rogers (resigned with Giants). DE Osi Umenyiora. LB Chase Blackburn. LB Michael Boley. LB Keith Rivers. CB Terrell Thomas (resigned with Giants). CB Justin Tryon. CB Brian Witherspoon. S Kenny Phillips.

Restricted Free Agents

Offense: RB Andre Brown. WR Victor Cruz. C Jim Cordle.

Defense: DE Adrian Tracy. S Stevie Brown.


Offensive Needs

1. Offensive Tackle: William Beatty has developed into one of the better tackles in the league, and the Giants will have to outbid other teams for the young tackle. They might have to, as there is not much else on the roster. David Diehl is well past his prime and should be cut before long. Menelik Watson could be an option in the second round to handle the right side.

2. Offensive Guard: Kevin Boothe is very solid on the left side but is a free agent. He should be resigned. Chris Snee remains a rock on the right side, playing through various injuries. A youngster could be drafted late to develop, or the Giants could try 2012 draft pick Brandon Mosley at guard.

3. Tight End: Martellus Bennett played well in 2012, but he is a free agent and should have quite a few good offers. The Giants will have to resign him, or rely on unproven youngster Adrien Robinson.

4. Running Back: Gone is Ahmad Bradshaw, so expect Andre Brown to be resigned and be the "power" to David Wilson's "lightning". Tom Caughlin has always preferred a committee approach to his running back situation.

5. Center: David Baas bounced back from a poor 2011 season to play in all 16 games in 2012. He isn't as good as he was during his 49ers days but is still a solid option.

6. Quarterback: Eli Manning is what he is. A gun slinger that is prone to mind numbing mistakes and interceptions by the boat load. But the Giants have won two Super Bowls with him, and he is still the heart and soul of this team. David Carr will most likely return as the backup. Teams like continuity with thier backups.

7. Wide Receiver: Hakeem Nicks had an injury riddled season, but if he bounces back he is a legit number one wideout in this league. Victor Cruz is coming off back to back tremendous seasons and should cash in as a restricted free agent. 2012 second rounder Rueben Randle seems to be ready to move up to number three.


Defensive Needs

Cornerback: Corey Webster might be the worst "CB1" in the NFL. He was burned relentlesly in 2012. He will need to take a significant pay cut or could be released. The problem is if the Giants cut him there is even less to work with. First round pick Prince Amukamara has only played in 19 games in two seasons. The once promising Terrell Thomas was resigned to provide backup snaps at cornerback and safety, but he cannot be counted on as he attempts to return from three ACL surgeries. Desmond Trufant is a definite possibility in the first round.

Defensive Tackle: Linval Joseph is a rising star as a run plugging, strong nose tackle. Rocky Bernard is a free agent and Chris Canty is released. Bernard is 34 years old and if he is brought back it will be strictly as a backup. Marvin Austin has shown nothing thus far in his career and the Giants cannot count on Shaun Rogers for much of anything. Someone like Kawaan Short would be an option in the first round.

Linebacker: The Giants need two starting linebackers. Michael Boley was released and Keith Rivers disappointing career continued. Chase Blackburn started 15 games for the Giants in 2012 but is average. He will probably be brought back though to man the middle. Khaseem Greene would be a great fit as a second round draft pick.

Defensive End: Jason Pierre-Paul has been as good as advertised but the rest of the rotation has fallen off pretty bad the last couple of years. Justin Tuck has lost a lot of his game and Osi Uminyora is a free agent who may move on. There are a lot of pass rushers available in the first round if the Giants choose to go that way.

Safety: Even with Kenny Phillips possibly moving on safety is in pretty good shape. That is due to the emergence of Stevie Brown, who had 8 interceptions in 2012. Antrel Rolle never quite lived up to his draft status, but he is solid on the other side. A late pick could be used for depth.


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Round 1, #19: DE Ezekiel Ansah, Sr, BYU
Round 2, #49: OLB Khaseem Greene, Sr, Rutgers
Round 3, #81: OT Brennan Williams, Sr, North Carolina

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Price per Head said...

The Giants have done an incredible job. Really are very good. All the best