A lot has changed in one week, thanks to the NFL draft. Prior to the draft, we checked in with some analysis regarding what we figured the New York Giants' depth chart might look like at that point in time. But now, with New York's rookie stable in place, we've made the necessary edits.
The chart is once again color-coded. Players in blue are solid contributors who are worthy of the roles they currently play. Players in green could still be upgraded upon or are still question marks. And players in red are potential problems. Rookies are in purple.
The Giants have definitely loaded up on players. If everyone were to stay healthy, 11 of the names above would have to be cut before chopping down to 53.
Three, four, maybe even five of those cuts will come along the defensive line, which simply has far too many bodies right now. This could be the end of the line for Marvin Austin, Shaun Rogers and Mike Patterson, and it's not looking good for Adewale Ojomo, Justin Trattou and Markus Kuhn.
They could also get rid of David Carr. Typically, the Giants only carry two quarterbacks, but Ryan Nassib is a rookie, so they might still want Carr for his experience.
Expect rookie seventh-round pick Michael Cox to wind up on the practice squad unless he can beat out Ryan Torain and Da'Rel Scott. With the addition of Justin Pugh, David Diehl's days in blue could also be numbered. And if seventh-rounder Eric Herman can show a semblance of promise, Selvish Capers and Matt McCants could be in trouble as well.
Additionally, the Giants will eventually part ways with at least one of those safeties (Will Hill or Tyler Sash) and one of the two undrafted free agents I've penciled in at linebacker. Although, I do feel pretty good about both Alonzo Tweedy and Etienne Sabino, so don't be shocked if both sneak onto the roster in favor of Jake Muasau and/or Mark Herzlich.
That would get them down under the roster limit.
One final thought: The defense didn't add enough talent this past week. Still seeing far too much green and red in key spots there. Meanwhile, the offense is now red-free with top pick Justin Pugh replacing David Diehl.