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QB Eli Manning**
After months of learning and preparing, the franchise quarterback will now implement the Giants' new system under offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo in live action.
"I'm excited," Manning said Friday. "I'm excited to get out there and see all of the mechanics of how this offense is going to go. Just hearing the plays from coach McAdoo, just the flow of how he's going to call things, what his thought process is going to be going into the game. I think all that will be interesting, whether I'm out there or afterwards when Nassib's in there and Painter. I'll be in tuned, just hearing him, how he's calling things, how he's saying things and what pace and the tempo of how we're going to try to run this offense."
DE Damontre Moore/DT Johnathan Hankins
The pair of second-year defensive linemen entered training camp with big opportunities following the departures of defensive end Justin Tuck and defensive tackle Linval Joseph. Moore, last year's third-round draft, choice couldn't have started his rookie year any better when he blocked a punt in his first preseason game against the Steelers. Now he's looking for more impact on the defense, as is Hankins, who spent most of his rookie year learning from a deep group of veterans. "Once we get in pads… we've got to see," defensive line coach Robert Nunn said. "They've got to go out there and do it. But I like where they are at now." >>Best of: Damontre Moore photos
TE Larry Donnell
The Giants' tight end competition is still open, but Donnell has been making his case so far in training camp. However, he knows making a few highlight plays in practice is just the first step. So does his head coach. "He's done a nice job, he has improved," Tom Coughlin said about Donnell. "He has to keep doing (it). He has a long way to go, but I like what I see." >> READ: TE Larry Donnell takes lead in early TE competition**
LB Devon Kennard**
The fifth-round draft choice and USC product has stood out in a busy training camp with big hits and quality play, drawing the attention of teammates and coaches. "I think Kennard is very smart," said linebacker Jameel McClain, who signed with the Giants this offseason after six seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. "I think he is very smart and physical. I am excited about him. I have seen a lot of good rookies, and he is definitely one of the most impressive young guys that I have seen maturity-wise and professionalism. I gave him a lot of compliments in that one sentence. I usually don't do that much."**
The Giants made no bones about the offensive line being a top priority coming off a 7-9 campaign in 2013. Starting with bringing in guard Geoff Schwartz and center J.D. Walton and drafting Weston Richburg in the second round, the new-look offense will go as far as its revamped line does.
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