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Giants “Way too Early” 53-Man Roster Prediction

As a reminder folks, this is a “way to early” prediction. It’s all for fun and an idea of what the roster could potentially look like with the information we know today. Obviously many things can change and players can emerge or drop. After the NFL Draft before the summer camps begin, here’s my initial take on the New York Giants 2023 53-man active roster.


Daniel Jones

Tyrod Taylor

Pretty cut and dry here. Tommy DeVito likely goes to the practice squad for the Giants.


Saquon Barkley

Eric Gray

Matt Breida

Gary Brightwell

I have the Giants keeping four running backs, especially in case Barkley ever decides to hold out. Brightwell is more of a special team spot.


Daniel Bellinger

Darren Waller

Lawrence Cager

Three tight ends, wouldn’t be surprised if the Giants kept 4. For now, they have 2 receiving tight ends and another that is both a pass catcher and solid blocker.


Jalin Hyatt

Darius Slayton

Paris Campbell

Wan’Dale Robinson

Sterling Shepard

Isaiah Hodgins

Bryce Ford-Wheaton

Seven receivers on the active roster. Giants are looking for a lot of speed on offense, and have the sky-scrapper threat in Hodgins. Ford-Wheaton makes it based on his 4.3 speed and he’s also 6’4. Robinson could end up starting on the PUP list, so there is a possibility that Jamison Crowder takes his spot until he returns. Jeff Smith has a shot making the roster for special teams, that is where it was tough to put Ford-Wheaton above him but I like his potential.


Andrew Thomas

John Michael-Schmitz

Mark Glowinski

Josh Ezeudu

Evan Neal

Ben Bredeson

Tyree Phillips

Devery Hamilton

Giants keep 3 backups for their line. Bredeson can play both guard and center, Hamilton is also versatile and Phillips is the backup tackle. He also comes in during jumbo formations as an extra blocker.


Dexter Lawrence

Leonard Williams

Rakeem Riches-Nunez

Ashawn Robinson

Giants got some solid players here on the interior defensive line. DJ Davidson does not make the roster, may come back to the practice squad.


Kavon Thibideux

Azeez Ojulari

Habakkuk Baldonado

Jihad Ward

Tamon Fox

Giants keep five edge rushers. Ojulari’s health has been his downfall so far in his career, so they could likely keep an extra body to rotate in. Ward sets the edge well against the run. The Giants like what they have with Fox as a backup and rotational guy. Elerson Smith misses the cut along with Ximines, but they likely can return to the practice squad.


Bobby Okereke

Darrian Beavers

Troy Brown

Cam Brown

Micah McFadden

Jarrad Davis

Probably the one position group with the least amount of quality depth, hence why they keep six players. Cam Brown is a special teams ace. Beavers is coming off an ACL injury. McFadden had some ups and downs. Davis is a veteran that contributed well towards the end of last season. Okereke seems to be the leader of the group. Troy Brown makes the roster as an undrafted rookie with lots of talent.


Deonte Banks

Adoree Jackson

Cordale Flott

Aaron Robinson

Tre Hawkins

Darnay Holmes

Amani Oruwariye

Giants have a number two corner opposite of Jackson with Banks. They have a physical rookie corner with Hawkins, and a couple slot corners with Holmes and Robinson. Flott can be versatile and Oruwariye can also play outside.


Xavier McKinney

Dane Belton

Gervarrius Owens

Bobby McCain

Giants keep four safeties. Look for Owens to see quite a bit of action this season. I’m skeptical about Belton, he lost playing time down the stretch even when healthy. Would not be surprised if Jason Pinnock sneaks on the roster over Belton. Bobby McCain could also see time in the slot.


Graham Gano

Casey Kreiter

Jamie Gillan

Pretty simple, these guys are almost locks for the roster.

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