The fields at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center came alive on Friday.
After reporting yesterday for check-in and physicals, it was time for the New York Giants to hit the turf for the first practice of rookie mini-camp.
Sixty-five players, including the team's 2015 draft picks, rookie free agents, and tryout prospects, donned their new uniforms with the hopes of catching the eye of the head coach.
And how does a player do that?
"They have to make plays," Tom Coughlin said after practice. "They have to look and react like they are asked to do. Every one of them is evaluated. It is not like we don't know anything about them."
With the inaugural practice in the books, Giants.com captured the top plays and highlights from rookie mini-camp.
NOVA ROLLS OUT, FINDS DAVIS
Sixth-round draft pick Geremy Davis pulled in a perfect pass down the right sideline from tryout quarterback Gary Nova, who is first in Rutgers history in touchdowns (73) and second in passing yards (9,258) and completions (689).
Nova rolled to his right and threw a strike to the 6-foot-2, 216-pound receiver out of Connecticut.
CONCORDIA'S JOHNSON NOTCHES FIRST PICK
The first interception of camp went to former Concordia linebacker Takari Johnson. He was able to come down with a pass that was thrown in traffic over the middle. Johnson, 6-foot, 245 pounds, is a 23-year-old from Lansing, Michigan.
CANADIAN RICHARDS TOES THE SIDELINE
If you look at the list of mini-camp tryout players, you'll find an abundance of players from north of the border. One of those prospects, wide receiver Addison Richards of Regina, Saskatchewan, made one of the toughest plays of the day with a toe-tapping grab down the sideline on a pass from quarterback Pete Thomas, formerly of Louisiana-Monroe.
The best photos from day one of Giants Rookie Mini-camp
SIMON FRASER'S DURANT DIVES FOR CATCH
Wide receiver Lemar Durant of Simon Fraser University had a good diving catch from Hawaii product Taylor Graham, who is the son of former Giants quarterback Kent Graham.
CUNNINGHAM CATCHES ON
After spending time on the practice squad last season, tight end Jerome Cunningham made the most of his first day at rookie mini-camp by hauling in a handful of catches throughout practice.