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Cover 3: Who's turning heads at Giants training camp


With training camp in full swing, the drew discusses which players are turning heads this summer.

John Schmeelk: David Sills V. Sills is someone who has flashed and shown promise over previous practices with the team, but he has taken it to another level this season.

A bigger receiver at 6'3 and 211, Sills shows consistent hands and contested catch ability, as well as the skills to separate in short areas. He seems to have the confidence of the quarterbacks, including Daniel Jones, and was a weapon in the red zone during the first two weeks of practice.

The question for Sills is whether he will be able to carve out a role for himself on special teams, which will be key for any player who wants to be the fifth or sixth wide receiver on the roster. CJ Board, for example, who would be an honorable mention for this question, has a very strong special teams pedigree to go along with his improving receiving ability.

Dan Salomone: Playing cornerback in the NFL requires one trait above all else: confidence. Rodarius Williams has plenty of it, especially for a rookie sixth-round draft choice.

"I feel like in this game, you definitely have to go out there and show guys you're not scared," says Williams, who already has multiple interceptions in training camp. "You go out there quiet as a mouse, they're going to feel like they've got the upper hand on you. I'm definitely going out there even though I'm a rookie and showing them, 'You've got to beat me at the end of the day.'"

At the end of practices, though, it's Williams who has gotten the last laugh.

Lance Medow: Sixth-round pick Rodarius Williams has made his presence felt throughout camp. Williams is older (24) than most rookies when they enter the league, but the level of maturity and experience he brings to the field has proven to be very strong assets.

Throughout his college career at Oklahoma State, Williams was known for getting his hands on the ball as he recorded 33 passes defensed, which ranks fifth in Cowboys' history. He was often left all alone on an island in OSU's scheme and he's used his confidence and ability during the summer, regardless of who he's been matched up with. Williams has collected a few interceptions and made the same type of plays on the ball that were routine at OSU. Although Williams has plenty of talent in front of him on the depth chart, you can never have enough depth and Patrick Graham's probably going to find ways to utilize the rookie at some point this year.

View the best photos from the first two weeks of training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

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