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New York Giants depth chart – What stands out? – New York Giants Blog

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — The legendary Bill Parcells always said you are what your record says you are.

Well, in that case, the New York Giants (6-2) are one of the best teams in the NFL at midseason. Only the Philadelphia Eagles (8-0) and Minnesota Vikings (7-1) have better records.

This is not a supremely talented roster that dominates opponents. These Giants have been outscored for a combined 200 yards this season and have won six of their seven one-touchdown games. Credit to coach Brian Daboll, general manager Joe Schoen and the players.

Let’s take a midseason look at the good, the average and the ugly across eight games.

The good

Saquon BarkleyRB

Barkley is back to his rookie form. His 1.1 rushing yards above expectations (RYOE) per carry is on par with his 2018 season, when he was considered a generational player.

He has also re-formed as a threat to break up a long run every time he touches the ball. Barkley already has six rushes of more than 20 yards this season.

“It scares the hell out of you,” said an NFC scout. “He keeps you on your toes. He can score at any time.”

Daniel JonesQuarterback

Jones has played well, even if the traditional stats (1,399 yards, 6 TD, 2 INT) don’t surprise you, with underwhelming receivers. His 58.0 QBR ranks 12th among all quarterbacks and is the highest of his career. He also leads the NFL with four fourth-quarter comebacks this season.

“I think Daniel has done a good job,” Schoen said. “Those ‘gotta have it’ moments: third downs, fourth quarters when you have to have it… I think he’s answered the bell in a lot of those situations.”

Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka have gotten the better of Jones, who has just three turnovers in eight games and is 70 yards shy of a new career rushing high with nine games remaining.

Dexter LawrenceDL

Lawrence has been the Giants’ best defensive player by a wide margin, leading the team with 23 pressures. His 14.7% win rate in the pass rush is 12th among inside runners and easily the best of his career, as he’s never hit 9.0% before.

The jump in production can be attributed to coordinator Wink Martindale’s defense, which puts a lot of guys on the line of scrimmage and allows Lawrence to get 1-on-1 matchups.

Kayvon ThibodeauxOLB

Thibodeaux missed the first two games but has come on in recent weeks. His 17 pressure is second on the team, according to Next Gen Stats. The No. 5 overall pick hasn’t disappointed, despite recording just one sack.

“Everybody’s excited about how he’s getting better week after week and part of that was health,” outside linebackers coach Drew Wilkins said.

The entire group of outside linebackers.

Oshan Ximines has provided some pass rush (second on team with 2.0 sacks), jihad neighborhood has been a force against the run (team-high six tackles for a loss) and even a rookie tomon fox and sophomore male Quincy Roche they have made timely plays when asked.

Fabian MoreauCB

Moreau was signed just before the start of the season and started on the practice squad. He has been the best cornerback for him.

Moreau has allowed only 42.9% of passes to be completed when he is the closest defender, according to Next Gen Stats. His percentage of completion over expectation (CPOE) is an excellent minus-11.5%. He leads the Giants with seven passes defensed.

“He’s playing good football,” Daboll said.

In fact, everyone at the Giants’ secondary — Moreau, adored jackson, darnay holmes, julian love Y Xavier McKinney — has a sub-zero CPOE. The Giants have even received contributions from late summer pickups. Nick McCloud Y justin laynetogether with the rookie Cor’Dale Flott.

“The coaching staff and the pro scouting staff,” Schoen said, “have done a great job of bringing in players who answered the bell when their number was called… I think we’ve improved the back end of the roster.”

Andrew ThomasLT

Thomas has proven to be the only high-level starter on the offensive line. He ranks 12th among tackles in pass block win rate (PBWR) at 92.3% and 8th in career block win rate (RBWR) at 82%.

“The box of weaknesses will be almost empty,” Schoen said.

After a slow start to his career, the Giants have their left tackle position settled for many years with Thomas. The rest of the line is still a work in progress.


The rest of the OL

Rookie Right Tackle Evan Neal he struggled (46 of 67 tackles in PBWR) even before hurting his knee. The inside of the line, from the center. John Feliciano to the guards Mark Glowinski Y ben bredeson to the rookie Josh EzeuduHas it been useful.

They’ve been better in the running game than in pass protection. The Giants are fifth in the NFL in rushing, averaging 161.5 yards per game.

Fortunately, reinforcements have arrived with nick gates (leg) coming back and Shane Lemeux (foot) approaching.


Williams, who missed three games with a knee injury, has been okay, not great, when he’s on the field. Veteran Nick Williams He had also been a solid contributor, but is out for the season after tearing his bicep in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

tight ends

Rookie Daniel Bellinger (16 receptions, 152 yards, 2 TD) flashed before fracturing his eye socket.

“He’s a good blocker. He’s an in-line player,” the scout said of the fourth-round pick. “He does enough in the passing game to take advantage of the looks you’re going to get because you’re going to get running looks.”

Behind him, hudson tanner Y chris myarick have been helpful. That’s the best they could have hoped for with this group.

The ugly one

wide receiver corps

This season hasn’t gone according to plan for wide receivers. Kenny Golladay Y Kadarius Toney combined for four catches and 22 yards in the first half of the season. Toney was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs, Golladay has been sidelined with a sprained MCL and sterling shepherd left anterior cruciate ligament tear at week 3.

That has left the Giants relying on Darius Slayton, David Sills, marcus johnson Y richie james. They don’t have a receiver with more than 20 receptions or 232 yards, and they rank 29th in passing offense.

Rookie Wan’Dale Robinson he returned in recent weeks from a knee injury, while Slayton has become a consistent contributor after being buried in the depth chart this summer.

inside linebackers

All you need to know about this group is that austin caltro he started two of the first three games and has been inactive three times since. Jaylon SmithFor his part, he started the season on his couch and has started the last three games. Tae Crowder he was the only constant in the middle until his playing time was drastically reduced in Seattle.

“If you have a slow [middle linebacker]you have a slow defense,” Martindale said earlier this season of his inside linebacker group.

Martindale has made it work to some extent, but they’re 25th against the run (137.3 yards per game) for a reason. Rookie Micah McFadden and former security landoncollins they could see their roles increase in the second half of the season.

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