By Michael Stewart/@TheTruthNYG
The 2022 NFL final cuts will be August 30th for all teams to get down to 53 players and the Giants GM Joe Schoen will need to make some tough decisions. Thus far, we have seen a lot of movement throughout the off season with this roster and Joe Schoen has certainly earned his pay. In this 2 part series, I will focus first on the offensive side of the ball. Here are my projected New York Giants offensive players who will make the 53-man roster.
Quarterback (3): Daniel Jones/Tyrod Taylor/Davis Webb: Giants will go with three quarterbacks as Davis Webb has had a solid training camp and deserves a spot on the roster.
Running Backs (3): Saquan Barkley/Antonio Williams/ Matt Breida: Gary Brightwell had a solid camp and if the Giants were going with four running backs, he would get the final spot. However; in my scenario the Giants only go with three running backs as Brightwell and UDFA signee Jashaun Corbin could both find themselves on the practice squad.
Tight Ends (3): Daniel Bellinger/Chris Myarick/Not currently on the roster: GM Joe Schoen could go with the current tight ends in camp or might sniff the waiver wire to see if any notable tight end becomes available. Note: Ricky Seals-Jones and Andre Miller have been placed on the IR (Injured Reserved) and Austin Allen will most likely go to the practice squad. In this scenario, Schoen picks up a tight end off the waiver wire.
Wide Recievers (7): Kenny Golladay/Kadarius Toney /Darius Slayton/David Sills/Wan’Dale Robinson/Alex Bachman/Sterling Shepard: Last season, the Giants carried seven wide receivers on opening day, so I’m expecting this year to be the same. Note: Collin Johnson out for the season (torn achilles) as CJ Board (IR) and Richie James could go to the practice squad.
Offensive Tackles (3): Andrew Thomas/Evan Neal/Will Holden: The Giants went with three offensive tackles last season as well, with the addition of Neal, the Giants finally have a solid bookend of young tackles for 2022 and beyond. I got Holden edging out Smith for the 3rd spot at OT.
Interior Offensive Linemen (6): Mark Glowinski/Jon Feliciano/Shane Lemieux/Ben Bredeson/Devery Hamilton/Josh Ezeudu: Versatility and depth seems to be the storyline for the interior linemen as several players listed have played multiple positions.
Nick Gates and Matt Peart will both start out on the PUP list; which would make them eligible to return after week 4, although they could remain on the PUP list longer.
The only question mark in my opinion on the offensive side is that Joe Schoen could look to the waiver wire for a Tight End as I’m not so sure that they will be comfortable going with Bellinger, Myarick and Allen as the Tight Ends. Keep an eye out for part 2 of the final players making the roster on the defensive side.