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Notes and observations from minicamp (6/13)

A dreary day for Minicamp Practice #2 (or OTA #12) at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. The rain stayed away until a light drizzle at the end of practice.

  • Donte Deayon snagged an interception during half-field passing drills. He is right in the thick of the competition with veteran William Gay and undrafted rookie free agent Grant Haley for the slot cornerback position.
  • Nice play by Curtis Riley coming up from the safety position at a great angle to track down Sterling Shepard on an end-around.
  • Odell Beckham Jr. continues to work during individuals and walk through portions of practice. I loved it when I saw him don the red cap on top of his helmet and help out on the scout team defense during the installation portion of practice.
  • There were a lot of active hands at the line of scrimmage during practice. Snacks Harrison, Josh Banks, B.J. Goodson and Alec Ogletree all got their hands on passes around the line of scrimmage.
  • Too many flags during practice today, especially early on. Practices had been clean the past couple of weeks but this was a little bit of an uptick. There was even a delay of game by the offense on one play.
  • Kalif Raymond had an up and down practice. He couldn't catch a ball cleanly on the sideline before going out of bounds and had a drop early in practice. He rebounded later by making a couple of tough catches down the field using only his hands. Raymond also got a couple of reps in the slot with the first team.
  • Very good day for Cody Latimer, making several catches on slants before using the counter move, and getting free from Janoris Jenkins in the corner of the end zone for an easy touchdown.
  • Nearly a spectacular catch for Roger Lewis Jr. over the top in the corner of the end zone. He thought he got both feet in for the score, but the officials said he stepped out of bounds.
  • Marshall Koehn was 7 of 8 on field goal attempts, missing his first and shortest kick from under 40 yards. He nailed a couple from over 50.
  • We saw the closest thing to full kickoff drills that we have seen so far this spring. There were no returners or return team blockers, but the coverage group practiced lining up and running down field in kickoff formation.
  • Loved the communication between the officials and players at the end of practice. There was good back and forth and give and take explaining why certain calls were made and the specifics of certain new rules. Having the officials out there is a great learning opportunity for the players.

Photos from the Giants second practice of mandatory minicamp