The franchise quarterback returned earlier than expected after undergoing an ankle procedure in April and fully participated in organized team activities (OTAs). Not only did his health stick out to everyone, but he also showed command as he and the rest of his offensive teammates learn a new system.
CB Prince Amukamara
After a rock-solid 2013 campaign, Amukamara continued to grow and develop this offseason as he prepares to play opposite Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, one of the Giants’ top free agent acquisitions this year. Entering his fourth NFL season, Amukamara can line up with the best of them.
Making the team as an undrafted rookie last year, James has been a sponge when it comes to learning from veterans in the secondary. And it’s paid off. During OTAs, he showed confidence and competence, making our Giants.com highlights with a pair of interceptions over the last few weeks.
S Quintin Demps
Every safety behind Antrel Rolle received a bump up when the Giants released Will Hill. That includes Quintin Demps, who brings a lot to the table as both a safety and kick returner. “He’s getting a lot of looks,” head coach Tom Coughlin said. “You saw him on kickoff return, he’s got a lot of ways he can contribute.”
QB Ryan Nassib
For a role the team hopes to never use, the competition for backup quarterback has drawn plenty of eyes this offseason. After the Giants released Josh Freeman, the spot comes down to Ryan Nassib and Curtis Painter this summer. But Nassib, a fourth-round draft choice by the Giants last year, has shown notable improvement from his first to second year while saying McAdoo’s system fits him well since he came from a similar offense at Syracuse.