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3 Standout Players at OTA Practice (5/27)

Posted May 27, 2015

Giants.com highlights three players that made an impact at Wednesday OTA practice

The New York Giants opened organized team practice activities on Wednesday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

This is the time of year when teams begin to come together and players set the stage for training camp before rosters are finalized and the season commences.

>> WHAT WE LEARNED AT OTA PRACTICE

Here is a look at players who stood out at OTA No. 1:

WR Corey Washington

Picking up where he left off last summer, the 6-foot-4, 214-pound receiver stood out during the first of 10 non-contact OTA practices. Washington, who made the team last year as an undrafted rookie out of Newberry, saw time with the first team today, hauling in a pair of goal-line passes from Eli Manning.

Washington became a fan favorite last year when he caught a touchdown in the first four preseason games, including three that were game-winners. He went on to play 14 games in the regular season, catching five passes for 52 yards and a touchdown.

TE Adrien Robinson

Entering his fourth NFL season since the Giants selected him in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Robinson heads into 2015 competing for a role at tight end. He made the most of his first day of OTAs on Wednesday and caught a pass from Manning in the right corner of the end zone to end the first portion of 11-on-11 drills. 

Robinson is coming off his most active campaign in 2014, playing all 16 games after suiting up for just one the year before and two as a rookie in 2012. He caught his first career touchdown last season in Week 12 against Dallas, finishing with five receptions for 50 yards and the score.
Safety Mykkele Thompson

If the Giants’ secondary is going to be a strength in 2015, they are going to need their young players to be productive, especially at safety. While second-round pick Landon Collins started OTAs on the top tandem along with Cooper Taylor, rookie safety Mykkele Thompson went on to record the first and only interception of the day.

Thompson, the Giants’ fifth-round draft choice out of Texas, snatched a lob pass from Ryan Nassib intended for wide receiver Preston Parker during 7-on-7 drills. As a Longhorn, Thompson played in 52 games with 31 starts over four years in college, totaling 213 tackles (125 solo), two interceptions, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.