Eli Manning: Even though the overall play from the team wasn’t the sharpest, Eli Manning was on his game throwing the football. During half-line passing drills, Manning hit wide receiver Russell Shepard on a pinpoint deep pass over the middle that would have gone for a score. A couple plays later, he hit wide receiver Sterling Shepard perfectly in stride on a crossing pattern over the middle. During the blitz period, Manning set up protection properly and then found the mismatch with running back Saquon Barkley one-on-one with Olivier Vernon. He hit Barkley across the middle for what would have turned into a big gain. Finally, during third-down seven-on-seven, Manning found wideout Kalif Raymond for a stumbling catch deep down the middle of the field. Manning was sharp and looked ready for the first preseason game next Thursday.
Chris Lewis-Harris: The sixth-year cornerback has also gotten a few more opportunities with the injuries in the secondary and he made two nice plays today. On a corner blitz, he buzzed off the edge untouched and would have had a sack on the quarterback. Later, quarterback Kyle Lauletta hit wide receiver Marquis Bundy for what looked like a catch, but Lewis-Harris knocked the football away.
Connor Barwin: The veteran pass rusher had a nice day on Wednesday with a couple of potential sacks and did so again on Thursday. He can be best described as a technician with an impressive array of pass rush moves. During a team portion of practice, he stormed in and would have had a clean sack of Davis Webb. He also had a batted pass during team drills. Then, during one-on-ones between the offensive and defensive line, he put a mean inside spin move on Ereck Flowers that would have resulted in a quick sack. There’s no question Barwin has something left in the tank and should be able to contribute at least as a situational pass rusher.
B.W. Webb: With nickel corner Donte Deayon still nursing his hamstring injury, cornerback B.W. Webb is getting a lot of reps as the slot corner with the second defense. Today, the veteran made the most of his opportunity. Quarterback Davis Webb thought he had wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo on a little slant over the middle, but Webb flattened out and got in the passing lane to make a clean interception. Unless the offensive line or Davis Webb made the tackle, it could have gone for a touchdown as well. Webb has a lot of experience in the league and is making a case to be one of the defensive backs on the final roster.