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Cover 3: First things to look for at training camp


With training camp set to open next week, the crew discusses what to look for when the team takes the field for the first time.

John Schmeelk: Early in training camp, the pads aren't on yet. You won't get 9-on-7 running drills or full contact 1-on-1 pass blocking drills until late in the first week or early in the second week of camp. You might, on the other hand, get some fun 1-on-1 reps between the wide receivers and cornerbacks.

My eyes will land on James Bradberry lining up against Kenny Gollday. Both players are very physical, and it will be fun to see how Bradberry does against a much taller Golladay. Also, how does Adoree' Jackson do against the other talented receivers (Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Kadarius Toney) on the other side of the field? It's always fun to see how the new additions perform when they first set foot on the field in for competitive reps.

There will also be good battle in the slot, where Toney and Shepard will get to battle young cornerbacks Aaron Robinson and Darnay Holmes. Holmes is an amazing athlete - how he has progressed in his technique in his second season? It will also be fun to see how rookie Aaron Robinson's physicality matches up against quick players inside.

Keeping an eye on these matchups will also give me a chance to see how Daniel Jones is throwing the ball and getting comfortable with his new receivers Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney. Whether he will be able to consistently connect with them for explosive plays will be key to how much the Giants offense will improve in 2021. With so many additions to the Giants roster this season, there will be no shortage of things to watch at training camp.

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