Which players stood out at practice? (7/27)

Posted Jul 28, 2014 highlights the players that made a key impact at Training Camp practice

QB Eli Manning
> 7 takeaways from Player interviews
> Eisen's mailbag: Giants injury updates
> Gallery: On the practice field
> A Giants Life: Inside Training Camp
> Giants Training Camp Report
With the first preseason game one week away for the Giants, coach Tom Coughlin was asked about the progress of the new offense, saying it’s “two steps forward and one back.” Eli Manning took one of those steps forward today at training camp, opening up with a sharp drive at practice. Later on in 1-on-1 and 7-on-7 drills, Manning was also on point, completing strong passes to his wide receivers. “The more we can stay together, keep people healthy, and keep working; small gains, as I say,” Coughlin said. “It’ll come. There were parts of this drill today that were very good.”

WR Victor Cruz
Cruz made the top offensive play of the day and did so against top competition in safety Antrel Rolle and slot cornerback Walter Thurmond III. Against tight coverage, Cruz created enough of an opening for Manning to find him close to the sideline, where the wide receiver made a diving catch. Cruz also connected with Manning during 7-on-7 drills for a quality day offensively.

FB Henry Hynoski
No one is ever more eager to put full pads on than a fullback. That’s how players at that position make their living, and Hynoski played liked it. Competing with Jon Conner this summer, Hynoski paved the way for some long runs today at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. And whenever you heard a good pop in a pile of players, Hynoski was in the middle of it more times than not. “They’re both physical and move you out of the hole,” coach Tom Coughlin said of Hynoski and Conner. “They both had some carries the other day and did well with it. I think we’ll be okay there.”