In theory, sequestering rookies and unproven pros to a reserve roster is easy. The NFL practice squad, however, is quite tricky to work through.
Only eight players at a time can be kept through the year, and strict requirements force all practice squaders to first clear waivers. Players must also meet one of three rules of eligibility: they have no accrued seasons in the NFL (minimum of six games on an active roster); they have only one accrued season in which they were on the active roster for less than eight games; or they've been on a practice squad for two consecutive years, with the pro roster above them carrying at least 53 players.
Picking and choosing is not that simple.
For the Giants' overstuffed roster, deriving a practice squad will be difficult to say the least. Plenty of rookies and young talents blocked on the depth chart would be natural fits, but after all, it's only July.
Let's take a crack at 10 possible practice squad members and weigh their chances of making the final active roster or getting cut altogether.