In this thread, you'll see the ratings of the players, and I'll go over who I think will make it, positional battles, and things of that nature. Quarterbacks: Now, Eli manning had a bad year last year. No one is denying that. However, it was absolutely not all his fault, and his ratings are criminally low. I mean, Ryan Nassib has similar or better throwing stats than Eli, and he played terribly last year! Eli Manning will obviously be the starter. He's only an 81 overall, and his throwing stats are suspect, but I feel like he'll be able to get it done. Ryan Nassib will likely be backing Eli up. Especially with the ratings Madden gave him. Curtis Painter is Curtis Painter. Sorry dude, but there's only room for 2 QB's on this roster. Wide Receivers: I like our receiving corps. I think Cruz should be rated higher (He's been the one bright spot on our team, no matter what), but hey, he's still a great receiver. He'll be the #3 receiver, or the slot receiver because Madden. Taking the #1 spot will most likely be Reuben Randle. His height makes him a good target on the outside, although he'll have to work on his Jump stats. Where it gets interesting is who takes the other outside spot? We have 2 receivers, Corey Washington and Marcus Harris, who aren't on the rosters for some reason. Then we have Jerrell Jernigan, who broke out late last year. And finally, we have first round pick Odell Beckham Jr., the playmaker from LSU. Hopefully we play preseason, so we can see who wins the other spot. Tight Ends: Oh man. Wow. Just wow. The Giants don't have a single proven, competent Tight End on the roster. It's so up in the air about who gets the job that it's not even funny. I have a feeling we'll have about 6 different starting Tight Ends by the time the season's over. Hey, anyone who's reading this: I would love to trade for a TE Fullbacks: We have 2 fullbacks on the roster. Both are great. Both have amazing nicknames. But only one can be on the roster. They both have similar stats, and they both would fit perfectly into this offense. So, who do you pick? Do you pick The Hynoceros, or do you pick The Terminator? Runningbacks: Unfortunately, David Wilson retired because of neck injuries. Fortunately, the Giants picked up Rashad Jennings in Free Agency, and he is slated to be the starter for the Big Blue Wrecking Crew. But you better look out. Fourth round pick Andre Williams is looking to make a name for himself, and he could challenge Rashad Jennings for the starting spot! Look out for that 1-2 punch. Peyton Hillis will probably be depth, and the rest probably cut. Offensive Line: Arguably the weakest part of the Giants. The Offensive Line was a mess last year. They're better this year; on paper; but we'll have to see how they do on the field. At LT, we have Will Beatty returning. He had a bad year last year, and then broke his leg. As he's returning from injury, the Giants also hope he can return to form, or else that big contract was wasted. At LG, we have Geoff Schwartz, the big Offensive Lineman from the Chiefs. Schwartz was regarded as the best Guard in Free Agency, and the Giants snagged him. He needs some help with Pass Blocking, but he should be a Giant for years to come. At C, we have a competition. Do you play J.D. Walton, the ex-Redskin who has been injured a lot, or do you play Weston Richburg, the Second round pick? We'll see come preseason. At RG, we have a battle between ex-Dolphin John Jerry and Brandon Mosley. This will also be a competition, and whoever plays best will win the job (Duh). At RT, we have last year's First round pick, Justin Pugh. Justin Pugh was our best Offensive Lineman last year, and he might be this year, as well. His Overall rating is criminally low, but he is secure at his starting spot. Defensive Line: For the first time in a long time, the Giants D-Line doesn't look dominant on paper. This group is suspect, but they do have all the tools to be great. They just need to step up. At DT, we have our 2 set starters: Cullen Jenkins and Johnathan Hankins. Jenkins is good and consistent, and Hankins showed a lot of promise in limited snaps last year. No longer a rookie, hankins wants tyo show the world that he's good enough to be a starter. At DE, only one person is secure in their job. The big JPP. He hasn't been playing as well as 2011, and if that trend follows, he won't have a new contract at the end of the year. However, JPP is a physical specimen, and a monster run stopper. The Giants don't have anybody that can match that. On the other side, you have a choice between Robert Ayers and Damontre Moore. Moore, nicknamed Da'Monster, was considered a steal for the Giants in the 3rd round of last year's draft. This is his chance to prove it. If he can win the starting job, he will be opposite JPP, and that will certainly help him in his career. At LB, we have a bit of a mashup. Devon Kennard, our 5th round rookie, has been doing absolutely great in camp and in preseason, and is slated to be a starter. Expect his overall to go up, and expect him to start instead of Jameel McClain. Jon Beason, of course, will start at MLB. I feel like he's underrated, as he came onto the Giants last year and immediately turned us around. We went from terrible to ranked 8th overall. He's is the leader of this defense. And finally, we have Jacquan Williams, who is growing into a great LB. He played well in earlier Maddens, and is currently playing well in real life. Look out for him to be a great run stopper. Cornerbacks: This is where the Giants shine. They went out and grabbed an arguably top 5 corner last year in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and they have Prince Amukamara to complement him. These guys will be trouble for the outside receivers. And the slot receivers? We have the answer for that, too, in the name of Walter Thurmond III, one of the top slot corners in the league. What about depth? Well, we have Zack Bowman, who played well last year on the Bears, along with Trumaine McBride, who played great for us last year. And that's just depth! This Giants secondary is scary. At FS, we have Stevie Brown, who, before tearing his ACL, was coming off a great season where he grabbed 8 picks. He will most definitely be the starter, but look out for Nat Berhe. He's an up-and-rising star, and he will be there if Stevie Brown starts sucking. At SS, we have Antrel Rolle. he is the undisputed starter, and one of the leaders of this defense. Rolle is coming off of a great year, and looks to add onto that. However, Rolle is getting old, and Cooper Taylor is getting better and better. At 6'4, he's incredibly athletic and is just an all-around great player.