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Giants 53-Man Roster Prediction

Detailed below will be my 53 man Giants’ roster prediction:

QB: Eli Manning, Sage Rosenfels, Rhett Bomar (3) – The Giants’ usually keep two quarterbacks, but Bomar showed potential. He would most likely get claimed by another team, so he sticks. It will be interesting to see if Sorgi is still in their plans net year. He did sign a 1 year deal, but he could still be. You never know, Rosenfels could end up being trade bait next year, who knows.

RB: Brandon Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, D.J. Ware (4) – Gartrell Johnson ends up being a victim of the numbers game. Kid has talent, he’ll likely be picked up by another team in search of a fourth back.

FB: Madison Hedgecock (1) – Pretty self-explanatory here. Hedgecock will be their only FB carried on the roster.

WR: Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham, Derek Hagan, Ramses Barden, Duke Calhoun (6) – The first five are pretty much guarantees, the 6th slot is usually for a special team’s guy. I think shockingly, Cruz doesn’t make the roster. I love the kid. He can run, catch, make moves and has a big heart. But he just isn’t good enough right now on special teams yet to make the cut. It’s 50/50 right now and I bet you their debating this one the most.

TE: Kevin Boss, Travis Beckum Bear Pascoe (3) – I think Chandler gets beat out by Bear Pascoe, he’s a better blocker and has been healthy all camp. Chandler may have more catching ability, but in the end, the more reliable guy wins the slot. Pascoe’s it is.

OL: Chris Snee, Shaun O’Hara, David Diehl, Kareem McKenzie, Rich Seubert, Adam Koets, William Beatty, Shawn Andrews , Mitch Petrus (9) – Dennis Landolt falls victim to the numbers game. The UDFA was a hot player when he hit the market, he will likely get claimed by another team. With O’Hara hurt, they need a backup Center and Koets can do that.

DL: Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, Mathias Kiwanuka, Dave Tollefson, Jason Pierre-Paul, Chris Canty, Barry Cofield, Linval Joseph, Rocky Bernard, Jay Alford (9) – Nothing really shocking hear, all the guys you’d expect make the roster. Nate Collins and Tommie Hill could be practice squad guys, but I don’t think Collins will stick on the practice squad, he get’s claimed. Tollefson makes the cut, too.

LB: Michael Boley, Clint Sintim, Keith Bulluck, Joh Goff, Bryan Kehl, Phillip Dillard, Chase Blackburn, (8) – Wilkinson falls victim to the numbers game. He get’s hurt to much. He showed value in coverage, but he just doesn’t make the cut. Kehl secured his spot with an impressive performance against the Patriots. If Wilkinson was healthy this camp, he likely would have made the roster.

DB: Corey Webster, Aaron Ross, Terrell Thomas, Bruce Johnson, Antrel Rolle, Kenny Phillips, Deon Grant (7) The usual here, Brown and Williams get cut, Williams may stick on the practice squad. Rashard falls victim to the numbers game once again. Shockingly Johnson get’s cut, too. — My math was off by one, so I had to cut one, it’s Johnson.

K: Lawrence Tynes (1) – Pretty simple here.

P: Matt Dodge (1) – Another solid performance secured his spot on the roster. Come wavier time, the Giants’ won’t be looking.

LS: Zak DeOssie (1) – No longer a linebacker, he get’s his own spot!

KR/PR: Darius Reynaud (1) – The recently acquired RB/KR/PR will likely end up being the KR/PR come opening day.

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7 Responses to “Giants 53-Man Roster Prediction”

  1. Anthony says:

    Your math is off that’s 55. I also see Ware(can’t stay on the field, also Reynaud is also an RB adding depth there.), and either Blackburn or Bomar(more likely blackburn even tho the staff and fans like him, Rosenfel wont know the terminology bt week 1 so Bomar will temporarily still be number 2 while Rosenfel learns trhe offense). If not Blackburn one of the offensive linemen, tho I would be hard pressed to say who. But the ability for multiple O-line players to play multiple positions gives the G-men the flexability to do this.

    • Jason C. says:

      Yeah you have 55, my differences are, no Bomar, Tollefson, Calhoun, Ware with Cruz making the cut and another space for a 5th corner due to the injury history of Ross and Webster.

  2. Scott B. says:

    Nice work, but why not make Victor Cruz your return man?? Wouldn’t the 32 yr. old Reynaud be less likely to be scooped up by another team than Cruz, who is practically a household name already??

  3. Anthony says:

    I also agree Cruis will be kept over Calhoun but kept on a short least in expectation he will develop on pecial teams. If not he might hit the waivers quick or be an early season trade with someone like St louis (who could really use a reciver) for a special teams ace.

  4. LIgiantfan says:

    I think Koets is gone. Seubert can take over the center duties and Andrews takes the LG spot. Cruz over Calhoun. Calhoun hasn’t shown much to me, Cruz has been awesome. Beckum
    can’t stay healthy and to be honest I never remember when he’s on the field. If he can’t make it as a WR, he shouldn’t make it as a TE. I would keep a 3rd TE and also dump Hedgecock. I would use a TE or a OL as a blocking back or if I had two backs in the backfield I would use a combo of guys(bradshaw/brown) that can actually run and catch. That way you have two actual threats instead of a guy no one takes seriously (Hedgecock). Was just thinking maybe keep two TEs (Boss/Pascoe) and use a real o-lineman in TE spots for blocking when they’re needed.

    • Jason C. says:

      They did something like that last year, made it way too obvious they were running, teams stacked the box and we barely got off the handoffs. Beckum can be a threat, we need to keep him around. Hedgecock is going nowhere either and with the threat to spread the ball around more, he’ll be more effective when needed.
      Question I have is, do any of the receivers get double teams now that Smith and Nicks are respected around the league? Or do teams still try to stop them man to man?
      IMO we’re gonna see a lot more zone coverages, which could open up the running game, maybe not for big gains, but a more consistent average. Nicks can’t be stopped man to man, and Smith is the best route runner in the NFL (I’ve heard many experts say this as well, it’s not just hype). Now if only Manningham can hold on to the ball and get his feet (FEET not foot) down in bounds every so often…

  5. JW says:

    Boothe is on the PUP which means he does not count against the roster yet.

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