The New York Giants are ramping up in the first week of practices. The team was back on the field on Friday and continued installs with an emphasis on the red zone while incorporating third-down schemes and calls.
"Our focus still remains on including the foundational base and the fundamentals, building our communication, and the chemistry of the units," coach Joe Judge said before practice. "This is critical as we go to pads next week. We've got to make sure that we start this week with a big, strong base on fundamentals and keep building our conditioning."
Here are the standout players from Friday's practice:
CB Rodarius Williams
The rookie sixth-round draft choice got on the board with an interception during 7-on-7 drills as he looks to carve out a role in the already deep secondary. Williams set an Oklahoma State record with 48 consecutive starts (2017-20), the longest streak among all FBS defensive backs in his senior season. His 31 pass breakups ranked sixth in school history and fourth among FBS players active in 2020.
DB Logan Ryan
Ryan notched another interception for the secondary shortly after Williams grabbed his. Despite playing in all 16 games for the Giants last season, this is Ryan's first training camp with the team. He signed days before the 2020 season began and made a big enough impact to earn a contract extension through the 2023 season.
"Great players have got to play great together in great units, and that's what we're trying to create is great units and obviously a great team," Ryan said. "That just comes through training and that's what training camp is for."
WR C.J. Board
Board has racked up the receptions in the first week of camp and was a reliable target once again on Friday. Board, who played in 14 of his 18 career games last season for Big Blue, is another returning player who should benefit from staying in the same scheme for a second season.
"I think it's valuable for all of us," quarterback Daniel Jones said. "A lot of us are back and have developed chemistry and know how to communicate with one another."
DL DJ McIntosh, DB Montre Hartage, and LB Tae Crowder broke up passes...CB Adoree' Jackson recovered a fumble and ran it up the sideline for a would-be Pick 6. "I would've hoped so," he said after practice about the play. "I hope nobody would've caught me or tagged me."
View the best photos from Friday's training camp practice at Quest Diagnostics Training Center.