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Standout players from OTA practice (5/30)

Posted May 30, 2017

Giants.com names three impact players from the team's fourth OTA practice:

OTA No. 4 is in the books.

The New York Giants returned from the holiday weekend and picked up with the second week of organized team activities today at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford. They will practice every day for the rest of the week except for Thursday.

Here are three players who stood out on Tuesday:

WR TAVARRES KING

King, who is now wearing No. 12 (he was No. 15) like he did as a Georgia Bulldog, heard his number called plenty of times today. He found a good rhythm with quarterback Eli Manning, and the two connected a couple of times. King is trying to build on the momentum from late last season. After having only one catch for six yards in the Giants’ first 16 games, King led the team with 117 receiving yards over the final two outings, including 73 yards in the Wild Card loss in Green Bay. The week before, King’s 44-yard reception set up the go-ahead field goal with 2:12 left in the fourth quarter to help defeat a desperate Redskins team in the regular-season finale.

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TE JERELL ADAMS

The Giants have now drafted a tight end in back-to-back drafts, first taking Jerell Adams with the sixth and final pick in 2016 before selecting Evan Engram 23rd overall this past April. Adams, who is more of a bruiser, made his presence felt today as a receiver. He started right away and hauled in a pass from Manning on the first play of practice. Adams later made a tough catch on a pass from rookie quarterback Davis Webb. Adams suited up 13 times and made two starts as a rookie. He recorded 16 catches for 122 yards and a touchdown.

QB DAVIS WEBB

The rookie third-round pick was on the throwing end of the longest play of the day, hooking up with undrafted wide receiver Kevin Snead, who was named the fastest man in college football by the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association of America during his time at Carson-Newman University in Tennessee. During rookie minicamp, offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan said Webb’s college tape showed that his “deep accuracy was better in many cases than some of his shorter, intermediate accuracy.” We saw that strength today as this pass traveled 40 yards in the air and dropped perfectly into Snead’s hands.

Honorable mentions: Linebacker Devon Kennard made a nice play in coverage and broke up a short pass intended for running back Paul Perkins coming out of the backfield; Manning hit wide receiver Brandon Marshall on a well-executed comeback play; safety Jadar Johnson broke up a Josh Johnson pass intended for Engram; cornerback DaShaun Amos broke up another Johnson pass headed for wide receiver Roger Lewis, and safeties coach David Merritt came up to congratulate him after the play. 

Remaining OTAs: May 31, June 2, June 5-6, June 8-9