20 Questions: Sleeper player to watch

Posted Jul 12, 2014

Our 20 questions in 20 days series features staff writers answers pressing questions heading into Training Camp

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Question 12: Who is a sleeper player to keep an eye on?

MICHAEL EISEN: I don’t know if he technically qualifies as a sleeper, but Jerrel Jernigan received very little attention this spring. That is due in part to the Giants using their first round draft choice on Odell Beckham Jr., a player at his position. Jernigan was a revelation in the final three games of the 2013 season, when he caught 19 passes (he had 10 receptions in the first 13 games) and scored three touchdowns, one on a 49-yard run. If he can keep producing like that over the long haul, the Giants will get a big boost from a player few talked about this offseason.

JOHN SCHMEELK: Keep an eye on Zack Bowman. While everyone talks about Cromartie and Thurmond (and rightfully so, both are excellent players), Bowman has starting experience in the league, has excellent size and will be a core special teamer all year long. He will be valuable depth at some point this season. I also really like Charles James. He works his butt off and has the speed to cover. He isn’t the biggest guy, but he has also shown the willingness to play special teams.