New York Giants Scouting Reports

 

Scouting Reports Last Updated: April 12, 2024

Quarterbacks:

After signing a 4-year, $160 million contact in March 2023, the rest of the year was a disaster for Daniel Jones. He suffered his second career neck injury in Week 5 and missed the next three games. When he returned in Week 9, he tore the ACL in his right knee, finishing his season. On top of all of that, Jones was 1-5 in games that he did start, finishing the year with just 909 passing yards, two touchdowns, and six interceptions. His injuries and performance issues now put into question his long-term tenure with the organization. After two disappointing seasons in 2020 and 2021, Jones rebounded in 2022 under the tutelage of new Head Coach Brian Daboll and Offensive Coordinator Mike Kafka, helping to lead the Giants to a surprising 9-7-1 regular-season record and a playoff victory. For the first time as a pro, Jones did not miss a game due to injury. He started 16 regular-season games, being held out of the season finale as a healthy scratch, and finished the season completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 3,205 yards, 15 touchdowns, and five interceptions. He also set a franchise single-season record for quarterback rushing yards with 120 carries for 708 yards and seven touchdowns. The Giants drafted Jones in the 1st round of the 2019 NFL Draft. After a promising rookie season, Jones struggled during the 2-year Joe Judge era, throwing just 21 touchdowns to 17 interceptions with a 9-16 record as a starter. He also missed two games with an ankle injury in 2019, two games due to hamstring and ankle injuries in 2020, and six games due to a neck injury in 2021. Jones has classic quarterback size and is a good athlete who can hurt teams with his feet. He has good but not great arm strength. Jones is competitive, smart, tough, and hard-working. However, ever since his rookie season when he threw 24 touchdown passes, Jones struggled to put points on the board and elevate the play of those around him.

The Giants signed Drew Lock as an unrestricted free agent from the Seattle Seahawks in March 2024. The 6’4”, 228-pound Lock was originally drafted in the 2nd round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. After three years in Denver, Lock was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in March 2022 as part of the Russell Wilson mega-trade. Overall, in five NFL seasons, Lock has played in 28 regular-season games with 23 starts (9-14 record). He has completed 59.7 percent of his passes for 5,283 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 23 interceptions.

The Giants signed Tommy DeVito as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2023 NFL Draft. Considered more of a camp arm when they signed him, DeVito was added to the Practice Squad in late August. After Daniel Jones was first injured, DeVito was a standard elevation from the Practice Squad for three games and then was signed to the 53-man roster on Halloween. When Tyrod Taylor and Daniel Jones (again) were injured in consecutive games, DeVito was forced to enter those contests, predictably looking shaky in two losses. He then shockingly started the next six games in a row. DeVito struggled in his first start, but then won three consecutive games with a quarterback rating over 100. Then came two subpar losses and DeVito was benched in favor of Taylor. DeVito finished his surprising rookie year playing in nine games with six starts (3-3 overall record). He completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,101 yards, eight touchdowns, and three interceptions. He also rushed for 195 yards and one touchdown. DeVito lacks ideal size, but he is a tough player who did not seem fazed by the situation he was prematurely thrust into as an inexperienced undrafted rookie free agent. Whether or not he is a flash in the pan whose 15 minutes of fame are up remains to be determined. DeVito has a decent arm and some mobility. He can hold onto the ball too long.

Running Backs/Fullbacks:

The Giants signed Devin Singletary as an unrestricted free agent from the Houston Texans in March 2024. The 5’7”, 203-pound Singletary was originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. After four seasons with the Bills, Singletary signed a 1-year contract with the Houston Texans. In his five NFL seasons, Singletary has played in 78 regular-season games with 66 starts, rushing 888 times for 4,049 yards (4.6 yards per carry) and 20 touchdowns. He has also caught 175 passes for 1,164 yards and four touchdowns.

Gary Brightwell’s 2023 season was largely sabotaged by a hamstring injury that he suffered in Week 7. He spent the remainder of the year on Injured Reserve. In the seven games that he did play, Brightwell carried the ball nine times for 19 yards (2.1 yards per carry) and caught five passes for 47 yards. His biggest impact remained as a core special teams player. The Giants drafted Brightwell in the 6th round of the 2021 NFL Draft. In this three seasons with the Giants, Brightwell has played in 37 games with no starts, carrying the ball 41 times for 164 yards (4.0 yards per carry) and one touchdown. He has 11 receptions for 92 yards. Brightwell has good size (6’1”, 220 pounds) and flashes as a ball carrier.

The Giants selected Eric Gray in the 5th round of the 2023 NFL Draft. He had a somewhat disappointing rookie season, missing a month on Injured Reserve with a calf injury. Gray played in the other 13 games, carrying the ball 17 times for 48 yards (2.8 yards per carry) and catching six passes for 22 yards. Gray has decent size (5’10”, 211 pounds), but he lacks speed. He has yet to consistently demonstrate the balance, quickness, and strength he played with at the collegiate level.

The Giants signed Jashaun Corbin as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2022 NFL Draft. He spent his rookie season on the team’s Practice Squad. The Giants waived Corbin in late August 2023 and he was then signed to the Practice Squad of the Carolina Panthers. The Giants signed him to their 53-man roster from the Carolina Practice Squad in October 2023. Corbin ended up playing in six games, carrying the ball once and catching it three times for minimal yardage. Corbin is is a north/south runner who does his best work between the tackles. He has some shiftiness to his game and can run through tackles. Corbin also can catch the ball out of the backfield.

The Giants claimed Deon Jackson off of waivers from the Cleveland Browns in October 2023; he was added to the Practice Squad in November. He played in one game and had one carry for two yards. The 6’0”, 218-pound Jackson originally signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2021 NFL Draft. The Colts waived him in September 2023 and he was immediately signed to the Practice Squad of the Browns. The Browns signed him to their 53-man roster and waived him in October 2023. Jackson has played in 29 regular-season games with three starts, carrying the ball 95 times for 283 yards (3.0 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. He also has caught 35 passes for 223 yards and one touchdown.

The Giants signed Dante Miller as an undrafted rookie free agent in April 2024. The 5’9”, 200-pound Miller played at Columbia University from 2018-2021. He last played football for the South Carolina Gamecocks in 2022 as a graduate transfer walk-on. However, because of confusion with NCAA rules, Miller missed most of the 2022 and all of the 2023 seasons and was free to sign with the Giants before the 2024 NFL Draft. Miller runs tough for his size, is very shifty, and has explosive speed.

Wide Receivers:

Despite a revolving door at quarterback and one of the worst pass-blocking offensive lines in NFL history, Darius Slayton had a productive year in 2023. He played in all 17 games with 13 starts and finished the season with 50 receptions (third-highest on team), 770 yards (first), 15.4 yards per catch (second), 298 yards after the catch (first), 29 receptions resulting in a first down (tied for first), and four touchdowns (tied for first). Slayton also cut down his dropped passes, with only three drops in 2023. The Giants drafted Slayton in the 5th round of the 2019 NFL Draft. In four of his five seasons, he has ended the year with 46-50 receptions for 724-770 yards. Slayton has 19 career touchdown catches, with eight coming his rookie season. Slayton’s journey has been up-and-down, but when counted out, he somehow manages to end up on top. He has decent size (6’1”, 194 pounds) and very good speed. Slayton can stretch the field and get deep. He can adjust well to the football and make contested catches, but he has also had issues with dropped passes throughout his career. Slayton is not a very physical receiver and can have issues beating press coverage.

Wan’Dale Robinson had a remarkable bounce back season in 2023 after tearing his ACL in late November 2022. Though it took him some time to regain his old form, and he missed the first two contests, Robinson still played in 15 games with eight starts. He caught a team-high 60 passes for 525 yards and one touchdown with 29 of his receptions going for first downs (tied for first on the team). He was also second in yards after the catch with 287. The Giants selected Robinson in the 2nd round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Before the knee injury which ended his rookie season, Robinson played in six games, with three starts, finishing with 23 catches for 227 yards, and one touchdown. He also missed four games in September and October with a knee sprain. Robinson is a tiny (5’8”, 185 pounds) receiver with a small catch radius. However, he is very tough for his size and his quickness presents match-up problems for defenses. Robinson’s background as a receiver/running back hybrid makes him dangerous after the catch as well as on end arounds. However, to date, he’s still averaging under 10 yards per reception and only has three career touchdowns (two receiving, one rushing).

The Giants selected Jalin Hyatt in the 3rd round of the 2023 NFL Draft. Much was expected of him after a stellar training camp, but he simply was not thrown to much as a rookie despite playing in all 17 games with seven starts. Hyatt finished the season with 23 catches for 373 yards. He had no scores despite leading the team with 16.2 yards per reception. Hyatt is a bit on the frail side (6’0”, 185 pounds), but he is a speed merchant who can take the top off a defense. He is not quick or shifty. He shows natural hands but did have three drops. Overall, Hyatt needs to develop more consistency and reliability.

After proving to be a productive and reliable late-season addition in 2022, Isaiah Hodgins did not have the type of season expected of him in 2023. Hodgins played in all 17 games with nine starts, but he finished the season with just 21 catches for 230 yards and three scores. The Giants claimed Hodgins off of waivers from the Buffalo Bills in early November 2022. He immediately saw the field, playing in eight regular-season games with five starts. He finished with 33 catches for 351 yards and four touchdowns. In the playoff game against the Vikings, Hodgins caught eight passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. Hodgins was originally drafted in the 6th round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Bills. He spent most of his rookie season on Injured Reserve and most of 2021 on the Practice Squad. Before coming to the Giants, Hodgins only played in two regular-season games, catching four passes for 41 yards. Hodgins lacks ideal speed and quickness, but he has good size (6’3”, 201 pounds) and runs good routes. He was steady and reliable for the Giants in 2022, but was too much of a non-factor in 2023.

The Giants signed Isaiah McKenzie as an unrestricted free agent from the Indianapolis Colts in March 2024. The 5’8”, 173-pound McKenzie was originally drafted in the 5th round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. The Buffalo Bills claimed him off of waivers in November 2018 where he remained until he was released by the Bills in March 2023 and then signed by the Colts. In his seven NFL seasons, McKenzie played in 93 regular-season games with 28 starts. He has caught 152 passes for 1,427 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed the ball 50 times for 244 yards and four touchdowns. McKenzie has also returned 93 kickoffs, averaging 22.6 yards per return, and returned 93 punts, averaging 8.9 yards per return. He has 13 career fumbles.

The Giants signed Gunner Olszewski to the Practice Squad and then 53-man roster in late October 2023 in order to bolster the punt return unit. Though considered more a returner than actual receiver, Olszewski did receive a handful of offensive snaps with no catches. He returned 23 punts, averaging 11.9 yards per return, and scored on a 94-yard punt return. The 6’0”, 190-pound Olszewski was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2019 NFL Draft. After three seasons with the Patriots, Olszewski signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in March 2022. The Steelers waived him in October 2023. Olszewski was named first-team All-Pro as a punt returner in 2020. He has played in 65 regular-season games with four starts, catching 15 passes for 180 yards and one touchdown. He also has carried the ball 14 times for 71 yards. Olszewski has returned 41 kickoffs for 904 yards (22 yards per return) and 98 punts for 1,170 yards (11.9 yards per return) and two touchdowns. Olszewski has 11 career fumbles.

The Giants signed Miles Boykin as an unrestricted free agent from the Pittsburgh Steelers in April 2024. The 6’4”, 220-pound Boykin was originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. After playing three seasons in Baltimore, the Steelers claimed Boykin off of waivers in April 2022. In his five NFL seasons, Boykin has played in 73 regular-season games with 25 starts, catching just 38 passes for 498 yards and seven touchdowns. He only had three catches in 2023. Most of Boykin’s playing time in the past three years has come on special teams, where he has excelled as a gunner.

The Giants signed Dennis Houston to the Practice Squad in late August 2023. The 6’1”, 202-pound Houston originally signed with the Dallas Cowboys after the 2022 NFL Draft. He spent most of 2022 on Dallas’ Practice Squad, playing in two regular-season games and catching two passes for 16 yards. The Cowboys waived him in late August 2023.

The Giants placed Bryce Ford-Wheaton on Injured Reserve in late August 2023 with a torn ACL that he suffered in the preseason finale. The Giants signed Ford-Wheaton as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2023 NFL Draft. Wheaton combines excellent size, speed, and overall athletic ability. However, he is inconsistent catching the football and needs work on his route running. Ford-Wheaton flashed as a gunner in the preseason.

The Giants signed Chase Cota to a reserve/future contract in January 2024. The 6’4”, 200-pound Cota was originally signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2023 NFL Draft. He was cut by the Lions in late August and he spent time on the Practice Squads of the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans.

Tight Ends/H-Backs/Fullbacks:

The Giants acquired Darren Waller from the Las Vegas Raiders in March 2023 in exchange for a 3rd-round pick. Waller was a daily standout in training camp and it was anticipated that he would be the centerpiece of the passing offense. However, right before the season, Waller appeared on the injury report with a left hamstring injury, the same injury that wiped out much of his 2022 season the Raiders. While Waller did not miss any early games and was leading the team in receptions, the injury seemed to negatively affect his play and overall impact. Worse, Waller injured the right hamstring in Week 8, an injury that caused him to be placed on Injured Reserve and miss five games. He later returned to play the last four games of the season. In all, Waller played in 12 games, with 11 starts, and finished the year with 52 catches and 552 yards, both numbers being second-best on the team. However, he only had one touchdown. The 6’6”, 238-pound Waller was originally drafted in the 6th round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. He has spent time with both the Ravens (2015-2018) and Raiders (2018-2022). His best two seasons were 2019-2020, when he caught an incredible 197 passes for 2,341 yards and 12 touchdowns. However, Waller has missed 18 regular-season games the past three seasons with injuries, specifically ankle and knee sprain injuries in 2021 and hamstring issues in 2022 and 2023. Waller, a former wide receiver, is purely a receiving-type tight end who runs good routes and, when healthy, can threaten defenses vertically down the field. Due to his tall, lanky frame, he’s more of a liability as a blocker.

The Giants selected Daniel Bellinger in the 4th round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Despite suffering a serious eye injury that included a fractured orbital bone in Week 7, missing four games in the process, Bellinger ended up starting 11 games as a rookie. He finished the regular season with 30 catches for 268 yards and two touchdowns. Bellinger also scored a touchdown on his only rushing attempt. However, Bellinger regressed in 2023. His blocking was subpar and he seemed more cumbersome as a receiver, catching just 25 passes for 255 yards despite playing all 17 games with 13 starts. The 6’5, 253-pound Bellinger looks the part. He flashed some athleticism as a receiver as a rookie and was known for his blocking in college, but he will need to rebound from a disappointing 2023 campaign.

The Giants signed Jack Stoll as an unrestricted free agent from the Philadelphia Eagles in March 2024 after the Eagles did not tender him as a potential restricted free agent. The 6’4”, 247-pound Stoll was originally signed by the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2021 NFL Draft. In his three seasons with the Eagles, Stoll has played in 50 regular-season games with 26 starts, accruing 20 catches for 183 yards. He is a good blocker and was a core special teams player for the Eagles.

The Giants signed Chris Manhertz in March 2024 after he was released by the Denver Broncos. The 6’6”, 235-pound Manhertz was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Buffalo Bills after the 2015 NFL Draft. He has spent time with the Bills, New Orleans Saints (2015-2016), Carolina Panthers (2016-2020), Jacksonville Jaguars (2021-2022), and Broncos (2023). In his eight NFL seasons, Manhertz has played in 120 regular-season games with 53 starts, catching 26 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns. He is a strong blocker.

Lawrence Cager spent the first six games of 2023 on the 53-man roster, spent two weeks on the Practice Squad, and then spent the next seven games on the 53-man roster. The Giants placed him on Injured Reserve in late December 2023 with a groin injury. In all, Cager played in 11 games with no starts, catching just four passes for 36 yards and a touchdown. He played in just 15 percent of offensive snaps in those 11 games. The 6’5”, 220-pound Cager was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the New York Jets after the 2020 NFL Draft. He has spent time with the Jets (2020-2021, 2022) and Cleveland Browns (2021). The Jets cut him in October 2022 and the Giants immediately signed him to the Practice Squad that same month and the 53-man roster in November 2022. He ended up playing in six regular-season games with three starts, catching 13 passes for 118 yards and one touchdown. Cager has played in 21 regular-season games with five starts. A former collegiate wideout, Cager is a much better pass receiver than blocker. He has good overall athleticism and hands for the position.

The Giants signed Tyree Jackson to the Practice Squad in late August 2023 and the 53-man roster in early January 2024. He played in two games, with one start, but did not have a catch. The 6’7”, 249-pound Jackson was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Buffalo Bills after the 2019 NFL Draft. He has spent time with the Bills (2019), DC Defenders (2020), and Philadelphia Eagles (2021-2023). The Eagles cut him in late August 2023. A quarterback in college and with the Bills and Defenders, the Eagles converted him to tight end in 2021. Jackson has played in 16 regular-season games with four starts, catching three passes for 22 yards and a touchdown.

Offensive Tackles:

The opening drive of 2023 was one to forget for Andrew Thomas. The Giants drove down field against the Cowboys, and facing a 3rd-and-2 from the 8-yard line, Thomas was flagged with his only accepted penalty of the year (false start). A bad snap led to a 14-yard loss on the next play. The ensuing field goal attempt was blocked for a touchdown and on this play, Thomas pulled his hamstring chasing down the ball carrier. Thomas remained in the game for a while, making the injury worse, and being flagged for his only other penalty of the year (a holding penalty that was declined). The hamstring injury caused him to miss the next seven games. The offensive line and the team never really recovered from losing their best offensive player. Without Thomas, the line completely fell apart, not being able to function. When he returned in November, the Giants were 2-8 with the season being all but officially over. Thomas started the last nine games, with the team going 4-5. In those contests, Thomas once again proved that he remains one of the best left tackles in football. The Giants drafted Thomas in the 1st round of the 2020 NFL Draft. After an inconsistent rookie season that was hampered by an ankle injury that required surgery, and an injury-plagued (foot and ankle injuries) second season, Thomas blossomed into an All-Pro in 2022. Thomas has a big frame (6’5”, 315lbs) and long arms. He is a strong, physical run blocker who can get movement at the point-of-attack. He is athletic enough to get to the second level and works to finish his blocks. Thomas has rapidly evolved into one of the game’s best pass protectors with superb get-off quickness, footwork, and arm/hand technique. He has to stay healthy, however, having had lower leg injury issues in three of his four seasons.

The first two seasons of Evan Neal’s pro career has not gone as planned. The Giants selected Neal in the 1st round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Neal started 13 regular- and two post-season games at right tackle, missing a month with a knee injury. As a rookie, Neal struggled in pass protection, often not keeping his feet moving upon contact with quick defenders. He did not seem to improve as the year progressed and was also flagged six false starts. In 2023, Neal suffered a concussion in training camp that caused him to miss two valuable weeks of practice. A right ankle injury nagged him for all of October, causing him to also miss two games. When he returned in early November, he broke his left ankle, an injury which required surgery. Neal only started seven games, missing 10, and again struggled with his balance and footwork in pass protection when he did play. He was also flagged five times, for a total of 11 penalties in his first two seasons. The 6’7”, 350-pound Neal is mammoth man who was a 3-year starter at left guard, right tackle, and left tackle in college.

The Giants signed Matt Nelson in March 2024 as an unrestricted free agent from the Detroit Lions. The 6’7”, 315-pound Nelson was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Lions after the 2019 NFL Draft. Nelson spent his rookie season on the Practice Squad of the Lions. He missed most of the 2023 season with an ankle injury that landed him on Injured Reserve. Overall, Nelson has played in 43 regular-season games with 14 starts, 11 of which came in 2021. Most of his playing time has been at right tackle.

The Giants signed Joshua Miles to the 53-man roster from the Practice Squad of the Atlanta Falcons in October 2023. The team shifted him to the Practice Squad in November. Miles did not play for the Giants in 2023. The 6’5”, 325-pound Miles was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He played in a combined 17 games with no starts in 2019 and 2021. Miles missed all of 2022 with an undisclosed injury and was signed by the Falcons in March 2023.

The Giants signed Yodny Cajuste to the Practice Squad in October 2023, where he spent the remainder of the season. The 6’5”, 310-pound Cajuste was originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. In four seasons with the Patriots, Cajuste played in 17 games with five starts. In May 2023, he was waived by the Patriots and signed by the New York Jets, who then cut him in August.

Offensive Guards:

The Giants signed Jon Runyan, Jr. as an unrestricted free agent from the Green Bay Packers in March 2024. The 6’4”, 307-pound Runyan, Jr. was originally drafted in the 6th round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. In his four seasons with the Packers, Runyan has played in 67 regular-season games with 50 starts. He has experience at playing both guard spots. Runyan is a better pass protector than run blocker.

The Giants signed Jermaine Eluemunor as an unrestricted free agent from the Las Vegas Raiders in March 2024. The 6’4”, 330-pound Eluemunor was originally drafted in the 5th round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. He has spent time with the Ravens (2017-2019), New England Patriots (2019-2020), Miami Dolphins (2021), Jacksonville Jaguars (2021), and Raiders (2021-2023). Eluemunor has played in 87 regular season games with 45 starts. He has the ability to play both tackle and guard spots and was the starting right tackle for the Raiders in 2023.

The Giants drafted Joshua Ezeudu in the 3rd round of the 2022 NFL Draft. As a rookie in 2022, he played in 10 games, with two starts at left guard before being placed on Injured Reserve with a neck injury in mid-December. In 2023, after Andrew Thomas got hurt, Ezeudu was unfairly forced to play left tackle despite not practicing there during the spring and summer. It was an odd decision by the coaching staff. Ezeudu started five consecutive games at the position before being placed on Injured Reserve with toe injury in October. Predictably, he was terrible at left tackle and was flagged six times. The 6’4”, 308-pound Ezeudu was a 3-year starter in college who played primarily at guard, but saw some action at tackle. He lacks ideal athleticism, but he has decent feet and a powerful frame which aids him as a run blocker. To date, Ezeudu has struggled in pass protection at the NFL level, having issues recovering against quickness.

After missing missing all of his rookie season with an ACL tear to his right knee that he suffered in training camp, Marcus McKethan played in 16 games with five starts in 2023. All five starts came in the first half of the season, with four at right guard and one at left guard. Given his level of inexperience, McKethan predictably struggled in pass protection and was eventually benched. He was flagged once. The Giants selected McKethan in the 5th round of the 2022 NFL Draft. The 6’6”, 340-pound McKethan is massive, powerful lineman who can muscle and maul defenders. But he may lack the agility and recovery quickness to survive in pass protection at the NFL level.

The Giants signed Aaron Stinnie as an unrestricted free agent from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March 2024. The 6’3”, 312-pound Stinnie was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2018 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. The Titans waived him in November 2019 and he was then claimed by the Buccaneers. In his five NFL seasons, Stinnie has played in 31 regular-season games with 12 starts, 11 of which came in 2023.

The Giants signed Jalen Mayfield to the Practice Squad in late August 2023 and the 53-man roster for one game in October 2023. He also played in two other games as a standard elevation from the Practice Squad. Mayfield played half a game in Week 5 and struggled, giving up three pressures and two holding penalties. The 6’5”, 320-pound Mayfield was originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He played tackle in college but the Falcons named him their starting left guard during his rookie season when he started 16 games. Mayfield missed all of 2022 with a lower back injury. The Falcons waived him in late August 2023.

Offensive Centers:

The Giants selected John Michael Schmitz in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft. He was immediately inserted into the starting lineup and had an inconsistent season where he struggled at times and battled injuries. In all, Schmitz started all 13 games that he played in, missing three games in October with a shoulder injury and the finale in January with a shin injury. Both injuries impacted him in other games. Schmitz has good size (6’4”, 320 pounds) and can generate movement in the ground game and get to the second level. However, his lack of ideal overall athleticism showed up when called upon to move laterally on wide zone runs. It also showed up in pass protection at times. Schmitz has top intangibles for the position where his intelligence, maturity, toughness, work ethic, and leadership are assets for the entire line. Schmitz was flagged four times in 2023.

The Giants signed Austin Schlottmann as an unrestricted free agent from the Minnesota Vikings in March 2024. The 6’6”, 300-pound Schlottmann was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2018 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He spent his rookie season on the Practice Squad. After four seasons in Denver, Schlottmann signed with the Vikings. He has played in 67 regular-season games with 14 starts, three of which came in 2023. Schlottmann can play both guard spots and center.

The Giants signed Jimmy Morrissey to a reserve/future contract in January 2024. The 6’4”, 305-pound Morrissey was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Las Vegas Raiders. He began his rookie season on the team’s Practice Squad, but the Houston Texans signed him to their 53-man roster in October 2021. In his three seasons with Houston, Morrissey has spent time on both the 53-man roster and Practice Squad. He has played in 14 regular-season games with four starts.

Defensive Ends:

The Giants signed Jordan Phillips as an unrestricted free agent from the Buffalo Bills in April 2024. The 6’6”, 341-pound Phillips was originally drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 2nd round of the 2015 NFL Draft. In his nine NFL seasons, he has spent time with the Dolphins (2015-2018), Bills (2018-2019, 2022-2023), and Arizona Cardinals (2020-2021). Phillips has played in 120 regular-season games with 62 starts, accruing 181 tackles, 36 tackles for losses, 24 sacks, 51 quarterback hits, 24 pass defenses, one interception, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. In 2023 with Buffalo, Phillips played in 14 regular-season games with nine starts and was credited with 15 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and five pass defenses. Phillips is a huge player who is able to play both nose tackle and the 3-technique spot.

The Giants selected D.J. Davidson in the 5th round of the 2022 NFL Draft. He missed the bulk of his rookie season after tearing an ACL in Week 5. The injury caused him to begin training camp on the PUP List. Inactive for two games, Davidson did play in the other 15 contests with two starts. He finished the season with 13 tackles, one tackle for a loss, 0.5 sacks, one quarterback hit, and two pass defenses. He played in 24 percent of defensive snaps. Davidson is a big (6’5”, 325 pounds), strong lineman who is a better run defender than pass rusher.

The Giants signed Timmy Horne to the 53-man roster in late December 2023 from the Practice Squad of the Atlanta Falcons. He played in Week 16 before being active for the last two games. The 6’4”, 323-pound Horne was originally signed by the Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2022 NFL Draft. Horne has played in 21 regular-season games with five starts, accruing 31 tackles and two pass defenses.

Ryder Anderson spent all of 2023 on the team’s Practice Squad. The Giants signed Anderson as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2022 NFL Draft. He split time on both the Practice Squad and 53-man roster in 2022, ending up playing in seven regular-season games with two starts. Anderson finished the season with eight tackles, two tackles for losses, and two sacks. Anderson has good size (6’6”, 276 pounds), strength, and length. He flashed at times as a rookie, but also needs to improve his run defense.

Nose Tackles:

Despite being limited for much of the second half of the season with a hamstring injury that he suffered in Week 11, Dexter Lawrence remained the team’s best defensive player and one of the best at his position in 2023. Lawrence started 16 games, missing one game due to the injury, and finished the season with 53 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, a team-high 21 quarterback hits, and two pass defenses. And for the second season in a row, Lawrence earned second-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl recognition. The Giants drafted Lawrence in the 1st round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He was named to the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team. However, Lawrence did not really blossom into the player he has become until 2022 under the tutelage of Defensive Line Coach Andre Patterson when he was also shifted to his more natural nose tackle position, Despite being regularly double-teamed, Lawrence is now a difference-maker as both a run defender and pass rusher. Built like a prototypical run-stuffing nose tackle (6’4”, 342 pounds) with excellent size, strength, and power, Lawrence also flashes tremendous short-area quickness and range for his size. Due to the hamstring and better depth at the position, Lawrence’s snap count percentage dropped from a too-high 82 percent in 2022 to a more acceptable 67 percent in 2023.

The Giants signed Rakeem Nunez-Roches as an unrestricted free agent from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March 2023 to provide depth behind Dexter Lawrence. Nunez-Roches played in 16 games, with four starts, missing one game due to a knee injury. He finished the season with 26 tackles, one tackle for a loss, 0.5 sacks, one quarterback hit, and one pass defense. He played 44 percent of defensive snaps. The 6’2”, 307-pound Nunez-Roches was originally drafted in the 6th round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He has spent time with the Chiefs (2015-2018), Indianapolis Colts (2018), and Buccaneers (2018-2022). Nunez-Roches has played in 118 regular-season games with 42 starts. His best season was in 2022 when he played in 17 regular-season games with 10 starts, accruing 33 tackles and two sacks. Nunez-Roches is a good run defender who rarely flashes as a pass rusher. Tough and a good locker room presence.

The Giants selected Jordon Riley in the 7th round of the 2023 NFL Draft as a relatively unknown prospect whose only asset appeared to be excellent size (6’5”, 325 pounds). However, Riley impressed in the summer and made the 53-man roster. Despite being inactive nine of the first ten games of the season, Riley began to earn playing time in the second-half of the season. He played in eight games, receiving 26 percent of the snaps on those contests. Riley finished the year with eight tackles and one tackle for a loss. Although not much of pass rusher, Riley flashes the ability to hold the point-of-attack with strength and power.

Outside Linebackers:

The Giants traded for Brian Burns in March 2024 with the Carolina Panthers in exchange for 2nd and 5th round picks. The 6’5”, 250-pound Burns was originally drafted in the 1st round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Panthers. In his five seasons with Carolina, Burns has played in 80 regular-season games with 67 starts, accruing 246 tackles, 59 tackles for losses, 46 sacks, 95 quarterback hits, 13 pass defenses, eight forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. He has also been voted to the Pro Bowl twice (2021, 2022). In 2023, Burns started all 16 games he played in and finished the season with 50 tackles, 16 tackles for losses, eight sacks, 18 quarterback hits, two pass defenses, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.

In his second season, Kayvon Thibodeaux markedly improved in 2023. He started all 17 games and was credited with 50 tackles, 12 tackles for losses (tied for team high), 11.5 sacks (team high), 16 quarterback hits, four pass defenses, three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. He played 87 percent of all defensive snaps. Mixed in with that very good productivity, however, there were a handful of games where Thibodeaux was invisible, sparking the ire of fans. The Giants selected Thibodeaux in the 1st round of the 2022 NFL Draft. He suffered an MCL knee sprain in the second preseason game and missed the final pre- and first two regular-season games. As a rookie, Thibodeaux started 14 regular-season games, being credited with 49 tackles, six tackles for losses, four sacks, 13 quarterback hits, five pass defenses, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. Thibodeaux combines excellent size (6’5”, 258l pounds), athleticism, power, and strength for the position. To reach an elite level, he needs to make an impact week-in and week-out. Thibodeaux is well regarded by the coaching staff for his leadership and work ethic.

After a promising rookie season in 2021, Azeez Ojulari’s stock plummeted in 2022 and 2023. The Giants drafted Ojulari in the 2nd round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He played in all 17 games with 13 starts as a rookie, finishing with 48 tackles, eight tackles for losses, eight sacks, 13 quarterback hits, two pass defenses, and one forced fumble. His sophomore season was a disaster. Ojulari suffered multiple injuries throughout the year (hamstring, both calves, ankle) that caused him to miss most of training camp and the regular-season, playing in just seven games with five starts. In 2023, he missed Weeks 2 and 3 with a hamstring injury that likely nagged him in other games, and then missed a month on IR (Weeks 6-9) with an ankle injury. In the 11 games he did play, with seven starts, his impact was minimal with 16 tackles, three tackles for losses, 2.5 sacks, seven quarterback hits, and one fumble recovery. Ojulari teased with the flashy plays, but the game-to-game, play-to-play consistency and physicality, especially in run defense, were missing. 2024 will likely be a make-or-break season for him. He has to stay healthy and become a more dependable player. He has a knack for getting to the quarterback; he just doesn’t do it enough because of all the time he has missed.

The Giants acquired Boogie Basham by trade in late August 2023 from the Buffalo Bills (Giants received a 7th rounder and Basham in exchange for a 6th rounder). Despite the low investment cost, Basham did not work out for the Giants. He played in 13 games with no starts, and was made inactive for four consecutive weeks in the second half of the season. Basham finished with just 11 tackles and no impact plays despite playing in 23 percent of defensive snaps. Basham was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Bills. He has played in 23 regular-season games with no starts for Buffalo, accruing 37 tackles, 4.5 sacks, one interception, and one fumble recovery. The 6’3”, 274-pound Basham is a hybrid 3-4/4-3 end who has inside-outside versatility.

The Giants signed Benton Whitley off of the Practice Squad of the Minnesota Vikings in November 2023. He played in three games for the Giants before being ruled inactive in the last three contests, receiving just a handful of defensive snaps. The 6’4”, 260-pound Whitley was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Los Angeles Rams after the 2022 NFL Draft. He has spent time with the Rams (2022), Kansas City Chiefs (2022), and Vikings (2022-2023). Before coming to the Giants, Whitley had only played in one regular-season game.

Tomon Fox spent the year on the team’s Practice Squad although he was a standard elevation for one late-season game where he played 19 defensive snaps and had one tackle. The Giants signed Fox as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2022 NFL Draft. He made the team and played in 16 regular-season games, starting in the regular-season finale. Fox finished the year with 24 tackles, three tackles for losses, and one sack. Fox has decent size (6’2”, 253 pounds) and plays hard.

The Giants signed Jeremiah Martin to the Practice Squad in early January 2024. The 6’4”, 267-pound Martin was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Cleveland Browns after the 2023 NFL Draft. The Browns waived him in late August.

Inside Linebackers:

The Giants signed Bobby Okereke as an unrestricted free agent from the Indianapolis Colts in March 2023. He was outstanding addition to a team that has been starved for quality inside linebacker play for years. Okereke not only started all 17 games, but he played every defensive snap (1,128 in all). He was credited with a team-high 149 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, six quarterback hits, a team-high four forced fumbles, two interceptions, and 10 pass defenses. On the downside, he was flagged seven times. The 6’2”, 235-pound Okereke was originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Colts. Okereke is a complete linebacker who can play the run, blitz, and cover in the passing the game. Super productive, he was credited with 432 tackles the past three seasons.

In his second season, Micah McFadden won the starting inside linebacker spot opposite of Bobby Okereke. McFadden played in 16 games with 14 starts, missing Week 5 with an ankle injury. He finished the season with 101 tackles (third highest on the team), 12 tackles for losses (tied for first), one sack, six quarterback hits, four fumble recoveries (team high), one interception, and five pass defenses. On the downside, he was also credited with a team-high 22 missed tackles. The Giants selected McFadden in the 5th round of the 2022 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he played in all 17 regular-season games with seven starts. McFadden is a bit on the small side (6’2”, 232 pounds) and lacks ideal overall athleticism, the latter shows up in his lateral agility against the run and ability to cover receivers down the field. But McFadden is tough, competitive, and plays hard. He obviously needs to cut down on the missed tackles (almost a 20 percent missed tackle percentage in 2023).

The Giants traded for Isaiah Simmons in late August 2023 from the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a 7th-round pick. While the former high draft pick did not press for a starting position, he did serve as a valuable role player on defense. Simmons started all 17 games with four starts, accruing 50 tackles, two tackles for losses, one sack, one quarterback hit, one interception that he returned for a touchdown, and three pass defenses. He was sent on the blitz 54 times, which was fifth highest on the team. Simmons also played in half of the special teams snaps and was credited with six special teams tackles (tied for fourth on the team). The 6’4”, 238-pound Simmons was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the 1st round of the 2020 NFL Draft (8th overall selection). In three seasons in Arizona, Simmons played in 50 regular-season games with 37 starts. However, he never lived up to his draft expectations and never found one position to call home, hence the cheap trade to the Giants. Simmons is a fast, run-and-hit player who is at his best when blockers are kept off of him. He can cover and he can blitz, but struggles against the run.

After spending all of his rookie season in 2022 on Injured Reserve with a torn ACL that he suffered in the preseason, Darrian Beavers spent most of his second season with the Giants on the Practice Squad. Beavers was signed to the 53-man roster in late December and played in the last two games of the year, exclusively on special teams. The Giants drafted Beavers in the 6th round of the 2022 NFL Draft. The 6’4”, 255-pound Beavers was a Butkus Award Finalist in his senior season in college, where his coaches used him all over the defensive front. Beavers was impressing as an all-around defender and receiving first-team snaps in training camp in 2022 before he was injured.

Drafted in the 7th round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Giants, Carter Coughlin has become almost exclusively a special teams player. In the past two seasons, Carter has only received eight total defensive snaps while playing in over 85 percent of special teams snaps. In 2023, playing in all 17 games, Carter led the team with nine special teams tackles. Coughlin has not been used much on defense since his rookie season. He’s an average athlete, but is tough and competitive.

The Giants signed Matthew Adams as an unrestricted free agent from the Cleveland Browns in April 2024. The 6’0”, 230-pound Adams was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He has spent time with the Colts (2018-2021), Chicago Bears (2022), and Browns (2023). In his six NFL seasons, Adams has played in 85 regular-season games with 13 starts, accruing 98 tackles, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. Most of his playing time has come on special teams.

The Giants signed Dyontae Johnson as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2023 NFL Draft. He spent the entire season on the team’s Practice Squad. Johnson is a somewhat undersized (6’2”, 230 pounds) linebacker who was productive in college.

Cornerbacks:

The Giants selected Deonte Banks in the 1st round of the 2023 NFL Draft. He immediately earned a starting spot and largely lived up to expectations for his rookie season. Banks missed the last two games of the season with a shoulder injury, but started the other 15 games (84 percent of defensive snaps), being credited with 64 tackles, two tackles for losses, two interceptions, and 11 pass defenses (tied for first on the team). Penalties were an issue, with Banks being flagged seven times in coverage. Banks combines good size (6’2”, 200lbs) with very good overall athleticism, quickness, and speed. He performs well in aggressive man coverage. He is a physical player who also tackles well.

In his second season, Cor’Dale Flott surpassed Darnay Holmes on the depth chart for the team’s nickel cornerback spot. However, Flott had an up-and-down year, flashing at times and struggling at other moments in coverage. He did not play in the first three weeks, but ended up playing in the remaining 14 games (56 percent of defensive snaps) with seven starts, accruing 36 tackles, one forced fumble, one interception, and five pass defenses. He was flagged four times. The Giants drafted Flott in the 3rd round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Flott played in 11 games with six starts as a rookie, missing six contests with a calf injury. Flott is tall, but thinly-built (6’2”, 175 pounds). He impresses with his overall fluidity and movement skills, but his slight frame hinders him against contact, especially with more physical receivers. It’s also a factor in run defense and when tackling.

In his four seasons with the Giants, Darnay Holmes has proven to be an inconsistent, up-and-down player. He lost his nickel corner job to Cor’Dale Flott and saw his defensive snap total fall from 59 percent in 2022 to 12 percent in 2023. Holmes played in 16 games with no starts, being inactive in Week 2. He finished with 18 tackles, one tackle for a loss, one forced fumble. two interceptions, and three pass defenses. The Giants drafted Holmes in the 4th round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He missed a total of ten games his first two seasons with knee and neck injuries. Holmes lacks ideal height (5’10”) but he’s a well-built, physical, and aggressive player who plays with good speed and quickness. While Holmes has a knack for making plays, he also has an unfortunately knack of giving up completions at key moments as well being a penalty machine (20 penalties in four seasons, including three more in 2023). Holmes played a career-high 45 percent of snaps on special teams and responded with six special teams tackles in 2023.

The Giants selected Tre Hawkins III in the 6th round of the 2023 NFL Draft out of Old Dominion University. He surprisingly impressed right away, earning first-team reps throughout the summer and drawing the praises of the coaching staff. However, once the real bullets began to fly, Hawkins struggled in coverage when he played, forcing the team to look at other corners. Hawkins played in all 17 games with three starts, finishing the season with 35 tackles and one pass defense. He received 31 percent of defensive snaps, with most of his playing time coming in seven games, including the first three weeks of the season. He was also flagged four times. Hawkins is a tall corner (6’3”, 195 pounds) with very good speed and overall athleticism, but he is very raw and needs a lot of technique development. He has the tools, and has flashed solid man coverage skills, but whether he has the mental make-up to succeed at the NFL level remains to be seen.

While Nick McCloud saw his playing time decrease in 2023, with his overall defensive snaps falling from 57 percent in 2022 to 28 percent in 2023, he remained a valuable and versatile reserve and sometimes starter. McCloud played in all 17 games with three starts and was credited with 28 tackles, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one interception, and two pass defenses. He was not penalized. The Giants claimed McCloud off of waivers from the Buffalo Bills in late August 2022. He ended up being a surprising contributor, being force-fed into the starting line-up after Adoree’ Jackson was lost for most of the second half of the regular-season. McCloud played in 14 regular-season games with eight starts, accruing 43 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and seven pass defenses. McCloud was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Bills after the 2021 NFL Draft. McCloud combines good size (6’0”, 193 pounds) and overall athleticism. He is physical with good instincts, and has been used in multiple positions in the secondary, including safety. However, McCloud had his ups and downs in coverage, particularly against better receivers. He’s best suited as reserve and special teams player (he was third on the team with seven special teams tackles in 2023).

The first three seasons of Aaron Robinson’s pro career has been a disaster. Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Giants, Robinson has only played in 11 games in three years. In his rookie season, he missed all of training camp, the preseason, and the first half of the regular season with a core muscle injury that required surgery. Robinson won a starting cornerback spot in 2022, but missed Weeks 2 and 3 with appendicitis, and then tore his ACL and MCL in Week 4, missing the rest of the season. Worse, he never returned in 2023, spending the entire season on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List. Robinson combines good size (6’1”, 193 pounds) and overall athletic ability. He can play both outside and the nickel corner spot. However, it remains to be seen if he can get his football career back on track. He has not played much since his final collegiate season in 2020.

The Giants signed Kaleb Hayes to the Practice Squad in late August 2023, where he spent the entire season The 6’0”, 195-pound Hayes was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2023 NFL Draft. The Jaguars waived him in late August 2023.

The Giants signed Stantley Thomas-Oliver to the Practice Squad in late October 2023 and he spent the remainder of the season there. The 6’0”, 190-pound Thomas-Oliver was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers, who cut him in September 2023. In his first three years with the Panthers, Thomas-Oliver played in 25 regular-season games with no starts, accruing 17 tackles.

Safeties:

Jason Pinnock became a full-time starter in his second season with the Giants in 2023, playing virtually every defensive snap (95 percent) until a toe injury caused him to miss most of Week 17 and the regular-season finale when he was placed on Injured Reserve. Pinnock ended up starting 16 games, accruing 85 tackles, six tackles for losses, two sacks, six pass defenses, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles. One of his interceptions he returned 102 yards for a touchdown. He was only flagged once. Pinnock was originally drafted in the 5th round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. He played in 12 games with two starts as a rookie. The Giants claimed Pinnock off of waivers from the Jets in late August 2022 and he ended up playing in 14 games with 5 starts, missing three games due to shoulder and ankle injuries. Pinnock is a physical, aggressive player with good speed. He is a good run defender and flashes as a blitzer. Solid and dependable, Pinnock needs to make more plays on the football in order to elevate his game to the next level.

In his second season, Dane Belton was firmly entrenched as the team’s primary reserve at safety. He played in all 17 games with two starts (26 percent of all defensive snaps), and finished with 33 tackles, three tackles for losses, one sack, two quarterback hits, one fumble recovery, two interceptions, and two pass defenses. He was not flagged. When he played, Belton has a knack for making big plays. The Giants selected Belton in the 4th round of the 2022 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, Belton broke his clavicle in early August in training camp. He missed the entire preseason and first regular-season game, and the injury nagged him all season. Nevertheless, Belton ended up playing in 15 regular-season games with five starts. Belton combines decent size (6’1”, 190 pounds), range, and agility. He is still too inconsistent in coverage, run defense, and tackling, but he flashes very good ability and is instinctive.

The Giants selected Gervarrius Owens in the 7th round of the 2023 NFL Draft. He impressed in the summer and made the 53-man roster, but only played in three games as a rookie, exclusively on special teams. Owens is a former cornerback with decent size (6’0”, 200 pounds) and overall athleticism. In college, he flashed play-making ability and an aggressive, physical style, but also was too inconsistent.

The Giants signed Jalen Mills as an unrestricted free agent from the New England Patriots in March 2024. The 6’0”, 200-pound Mills was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. After five seasons in Philadelphia, Mills signed with the Patriots in March 2021. In eight NFL seasons, Mills has played in 106 regular-season games with 83 starts. In 2023 for the Patriots, Mills played in all 17 games with eight starts, being credited with 45 tackles, one pass defense, and one forced fumble. Mills is a versatile player who has experience at both corner and safety.

Punters, Kickers, and Snappers:

In his second season as the team’s punter, Jamie Gillan markedly improved in 2023, raising his net punting average from 39.7 in 2022 to 42.3 in 2023 (tied for 13th in the NFL). He also reduced his touchback percentage from 12.2 percent to 4.2 percent with 35 punts downed inside the 20-yard line. This despite groin and knee injuries late in the season that noticeably hampered his punting. Gillan is Scottish born. He was originally signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2019 NFL Draft. He punted for the Browns from 2019-2021, but the Browns cut him December 2021. Gillan has a strong leg. He needs to keep improving his overall consistency and reliability. He’s won a couple of “Special Teams Player of the Week” honors, one with the Browns and one with the Giants.

The Giants placed Graham Gano on Injured Reserve in early November 2023 with a left knee injury that required surgery, ending his most disappointing season as Giant. Gano finished the season 11-of-17 (64.7 percent) on field goal attempts, including one blocked kick returned for a touchdown. Playing hurt before being placed on IR, he also missed a 35-yard field goal against the Jets which cost the team the game. Gano was arguably the team’s best player from 2020 to 2022, converting on 31-of-32 field goal attempts (96.9 percent – second highest in team history), 29-of-33 field goal attempts (87.9 percent), and 29-of-32 field goal attempts (90.6 percent) in those three consecutive seasons. Remarkably in 2022, Graham was also 8-of-9 on 50+ yard field goal attempts, with a long of 57 yards. Before coming to the Giants, Gano was with the Washington Redskins (2009-2011) and Carolina Panthers (2012-2019). The Panthers released him in late July 2020. Gano played in the Pro Bowl after the 2017 as an alternate.

The Giants signed long snapper Casey Kreiter as an unrestricted free agent from the Denver Broncos in April 2020. He has been a steady performer in his four years with the team. Kreiter was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after the 2014 NFL Draft. After spending two camps with the Cowboys, Kreiter made the Denver Broncos in 2016. He made the Pro Bowl for his performance in 2018.