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New York Giants Projected Depth Chart: A look at the defense


The New York Giants selected defensive players in the second (defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins), third (defensive end Damontre Moore) and fifth rounds (Cooper Taylor, safety, Richmond) of the 2013 NFL Draft. With that in mind let’s look at the PROJECTED post-draft depth chart from Ourlads, a respected independent NFL scouting service.

The first thing you notice is that Ourlads no longer lists Mathias Kiwanuka as a linebacker. Rather, it has Kiwanuka as a backup defensive end. There has been an expectation during the off-season that Kiwanuka would move back to defensive end full-time, but to completely erase him from the linebacker picture if premature. The Giants have made no such announcement and, in fact, GM Jerry Reese said prior to the draft that he thought Kiwanuka could still be shuffled back and forth. So, we don’t know yet.

Speaking of linebackers. the depth chart shows that the roster is perilously thin at linebacker. You wonder if the Giants will bring in a free agent or simply address it from within by giving some of their undrafted free agents opportunities. Or, if the versatility of Kiwanuka and possibly Moore, along with Will Hill and the rookie Taylor will lead the Giants to carry fewer traditional linebackers on their 53-man roster.

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