Three Giants writers debate the top players for fans to watch at Training Camp:
If you were a fan coming to training camp, who is the one player you should watch?:
This is the easiest question ever: Odell Beckham Jr. Odell puts his all into every practice and puts on a show whenever he is on the field. Watching him work against the likes of Janoris Jenkins, Eli Apple and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is a ton of fun. All of those players have a lot of pride and try to win their matchups. Between plays he is animated and fun to watch as well. He is an electric player and personality that is worth your time and effort to watch.
You can't go wrong with any of the defensive backs. Not only will they be around the ball often, but they have some entertaining guys in that group who are also fun to watch in between plays. If I had to pick one, I'd go with Janoris Jenkins. The cornerback they call "Jackrabbit" makes a ton of plays in practice, which we saw in OTAs and minicamp this past spring. It'll also give you a chance to see him go against the Giants' receivers, who are some of the best in the league. And in Brandon Marshall's case, you're talking about one of the most productive receivers in the history of the game. Jackrabbit made a name for himself going up against the best last season, and this summer could be his toughest test. Always keep an eye on No. 20 in blue.
I'd choose either a new addition to the team or a player returning from injury and, to me, the one player that meets that criteria and will also provide some entertainment value is Brandon Marshall. The free agent signee has already tested his skillset against the secondary during OTAs and minicamp, but those battles will step it up a notch once they put the pads on in training camp. It should be fun to watch Marshall go up against the likes of Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Eli Apple. Of all the position battles, the wide receiver vs. cornerback matchups are by far the most entertaining to watch and usually the most competitive, with a little healthy chatter mixed in. It will also be interesting to see where Marshall lines up and how he continues to build chemistry with Eli Manning. There's no better way for Marshall to prepare for the upcoming season then competing against one of the best secondaries in the NFL.