New York Giants 2024 Training Camp Preview: DL Ryder Anderson


New York Giants 2024 Training Camp Preview: DL Ryder Anderson

After spending most of 2023 on the practice squad, defensive lineman Ryder Anderson has a good chance at the 53-man roster.


New York Giants defensive lineman Ryder Anderson comes from a football family. His uncle, Mark, is a former NFL defensive end selected in the fifth round of the 2006 draft by the Bears.


The Bears carried him on their roster through part of 2010 before he made stops with the Texans, Patriots, and Bills. And his brother Rodney was a sixth-round draft pick by the Bengals in 2019.



Ryder Anderson didn’t have the same good fortune as his uncle and brother because he went undrafted out of Indiana in 2022. Still, he impressed enough that summer to earn a spot on the Giants’ practice squad.


He was a standard practice squad elevation in Weeks 6 and 7 and was eventually signed to the 53-man roster on December 16. Anderson finished the 2022 season, appearing in seven games with two starts and registering eight tackles and two sacks.


Anderson’s most intriguing appeal is his size (6-6 and 280 pounds). But as he gets ready to compete with fellow youngsters like D.J. Davidson, Jordan Riley, and Timmy Horne and with veterans Jordan Phillips and Rakeem Nunez-Roces for a spot at the Giants’ defensive line table, Anderson, a raw prospect in terms of his technique in both run defense and the pass rush, could be facing an uphill battle this summer.

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