The New York Giants held their second padded practice on Wednesday evening at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Coach Joe Judge and players addressed the media beforehand as the team came off a heated and competitive day.
"One thing about these guys is you know, look, they do compete and they play as a unit and they play hard," Judge said. "I think that's something that as long as we keep on doing that, we clean up the execution, we eliminate bad football, they'll put themselves in a position that we can have success as a team."
Here are the standout players from Wednesday:
TE Evan Engram
The fifth-year tight end made the play of the day on a connection with Daniel Jones. Engram caught the pass in traffic and quickly turned upfield to run in a would-be touchdown.
"Every day I have something to attack, something to get better at," Engram, who made the Pro Bowl last season, said last week. "I'm not worried about yesterday. I'm not worried about last year. I'm focused on going ahead. I'm definitely not listening to all that stuff. All the opinions I care about are in this building and my family, and I'm working really hard each and every day to attack each day and attack the 24 hours I have."
RB Gary Brightwell
Brightwell made you write down his number – No. 37 – which is all a sixth-round draft choice can do in his first training camp. He took a good number of reps and flashed at times as both a runner and pass-catcher out of the backfield. After playing slot receiver as a freshman at the University of Arizona, Brightwell switched to running back and had 245 carries for 1,305 yards (5.3-yard avg.) and nine touchdowns in his college career.
CB Rodarius Williams
It was a good day for rookie sixth-round draft choices as Williams capped practice with forcing an incompletion on a deep pass. While he didn't get his hands on this pass, as he did a few times already at camp, it was another strong performance by the rookie.
"I think he has a lot of skill," Pro Bowl cornerback James Bradberry said. "Now, it's just him getting adjusted to the speed of the NFL and also learning the system. Once he learns the system, I think he'll be able to play even faster."