2015 Depth Charts: New York Giants
• Coming into this series I would have found it difficult to call any rookie Elite after their first season, but this year I think there are two who it’s impossible to have any lower considering how well they performed. The first of those is Odell Beckham Jr. who took the league by storm with a series of sensational catches and an impressive consistency to match.
• Justin Pugh struggled after a solid rookie season, and at times looked a bit overmatched against stronger defensive linemen. How he responds in 2015 will go a long way in determining how his career is likely to go.
• Robert Ayers performed well in 2014, and it will be interesting to see how he performs if he is asked to be an every down defensive end in 2015. The Giants have indicated that they’ll do whatever it takes to bring Jason Pierre-Paul back, so that likely leaves Ayers and Damontre Moore fighting it out for that other starting spot.
• Cornerback is arguably the strongest position on the Giants roster, with three players who we consider to be at least Good. There are some question marks lower down the depth chart but most teams in the league would gladly swap their top four corners with the Giants.
Interior Offensive Line: Where the need lies here is mainly at Center, but the Giants might opt to move Weston Richburg into the middle of the line in which case the bigger need would be at left guard. J.D. Walton struggled big time last season and Dallas Reynolds doesn’t look likely to push him for the starting job so help is needed here.
Linebacker: Devon Kennard has a solid season and deserves to keep him starting spot, but the Giants could use help on the other side and in the middle. Both Jon Beason and Jameel McClain have struggled and there isn’t any known depth behind them at this point.
Safety: Right now the starting safeties would be Nat Berhe and Taylor Cooper, who have seen a total of 37 snaps in their young careers. That would hint that the position at least needs some veteran presence in depth, if not in the starting lineup.