Johnathan Hankins continues to disrupt the middle of the line of scrimmage as he made consecutive plays behind the line (The unlucky recipient on both plays was RB Da’Rel Scott). Hankins will never be a high stats player (ie: sacks and tackles). What he does well is clog up the gaps, which allows his teammates to make tackles.
Prince Amukamara has looked outstanding and has secured the top CB position for the Giants thus far in training camp. GM Jerry Reese has been waiting for Amukamara to play like a 1st rounder and wait has been worth it. Amukamara coverage ability could make it possibly for Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell to create defensive packages; which will allow the Giants to have Prince match-up one on one with the opposing teams top WR.
Rueben Randle has fully taken advantage of the injury to Hakeem Nicks and the offseason rust of Victor Cruz. The 2nd year WR could be emerging into a top WR threat for the Giants as he has been the main target thus far in training camp.
Offensive Line as a whole has looked slow many of times off the ball. Beatty, Baas, Booth, Pugh, Diehl, Brewer, Herman and McCants have all at some point of training camp have looked slow footed and dominated by the DL at some point. As a whole, the OL have committed countless false starts and holding penalties thus far in training camp. The DL looks much more quicker and closer to opening day than the OL. Perhaps this will chance once they put on the pads. (Justin Pugh sustained a concussion in the middle of the week and his status is day to day.)
Running back: David Wilson and Andre Brown are listed as 1 and 2 on the depth chart. Despite this, Wilson and Brown are expected to share the workload at running back. The remaining RB’s (Da’ Rel Scott, Ryan Torain and 2013 7th round pick Michael Cox) are expected to battle it out hard for the final spots.
Middle Linebacker: Mark Herzlich is listed as the starter; however Dan Connor will not give up without a fight. This position along with the RB position should be two of the most interesting battles to watch for.
Kyle Bosworth has been lights out thus far in training camp, as he made countless plays behind the line of scrimmage. He’s also worked his way to the first-team punt and punt coverage teams; which can only enhance his chances for a roster spot.
Adrien Robinson is having a very, very strong camp and hasn’t dropped many balls thrown his way. Robinson has used his large frame exceptionally well to shield him and the ball against defenders. Aside from his offensive ability in camp, Robinson has displayed positive signs as a blocker. Head Coach Tom Coughlin stated “He keeps making steady progress. Today I thought he practiced well, made some plays. More importantly, it looked like from an assignment standpoint, he did well. We look forward to having him continue that way.”
OT Justin Pugh (concussion), WR Hakeem Nicks (groin) and CB Cory Webster (groin) are currently sidelined with injuries. Although all three are not considered serious, the Giants are being very cautious early in training camp. FB Henry Hynoski (PUP – knee), OG Chris Snee (PUP – hip), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (PUP – back), DT Markus Kuhn (PUP – knee), and CB Terrell Thomas (PUP – knee). *****Chris Snee and Terrell Thomas have both activated from the PUP as of august 6th***