3 Giants Veterans Fighting for Their Jobs After 2022 NFL Draft

Larry Rupp
Three New York Giants veterans fighting for their jobs after the 2022 NFL Draft.
Three New York Giants veterans fighting for their jobs after the 2022 NFL Draft. / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants had a couple of major roster needs to address at the 2022 NFL Draft and wasted no time adding talent to the mix. Edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux and offensive lineman Evan Neal line up to be Week 1 starters, but they're not the only ones fighting for depth chart positioning.

The Giants made 11 draft picks in total and head into training camp with starting spots still up for grabs on both sides of the football. It'll be interesting to see if any newcomers are able to make a great first impression. With that in mind, here's three New York veterans fighting for their jobs.

New York Giants Depth Chart

1. Kadarius Toney, WR

This one has more to do with Kadarius Toney's actions than the fact that the Giants drafted Western Kentucky's Wan'Dale Robinson in the second round. Toney has skipped some voluntary workouts this offseason following a rookie season that was filled with ups and downs. He showed off his skills by averaging 42.0 receiving yards per game in 2021, but that only goes so far if he can't become a team player. Robinson averaged 13.0 yards per touch and scored 7 touchdowns during his final college season. If not him, veteran Darius Slayton is another name that could end up stealing reps from Toney.

2. Matt Peart, OL

The Giants' offensive line saw a ton of turnover this offseason as players like Nate Solder and Will Hernandez were lost to free agency. Mark Glowinski was signed to provide a veteran presence and two draft picks were used on high-end OL prospects, too. Taking Neal at No. 5 overall was not surprising in any way and adding Joshua Ezeudu in the third round made a lot of sense as well. All of these moves do not bode well for Matt Peart's chances of seeing a lot of playing time in 2022. The 24-year-old allowed 4 sacks on 421 offensive snaps last season and may not be able to avoid a spot on the bench.

3. Julian Love, S

The safety position is one spot on the Giants roster that lacks any sort of depth. The only player capable of pushing either Xavier McKinney or Julian Love for playing time is fourth-round pick Dane Belton. However, it's important to keep in mind that Love has allowed a completion percentage over 65% when targeted in each of his first three NFL seasons. Belton seemed to put it all together during his junior season at Iowa and ended up with 7 pass breakups to go along with 5 interceptions. It's going to take some time for Belton to adjust to the NFL level, but seeing him split snaps with Love isn't too farfetched of an idea.

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