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Inside Look (8/3): Competition heats up at camp


The Giants held their seventh practice on Wednesday, which will be their final one before Fan Fest at MetLife Stadium on Friday night. They were in full pads for the second time in three days and held the first session of 9-on-7 of training camp.

* There were true pass protection 1-on-1s between the offensive and defensive lines before the team went into nine-on-seven drills. Andrew Thomas was dominant again, holding firm on both of his pass pro reps. He has been as consistent as anyone on the entire roster through the early days of training camp.

*Center Jon Feliciano was back at practice after missing some time with heat-related issues.

* Leonard Williams won both his reps against the guards using his combination of explosiveness, hands and strength to get into the backfield. Quincy Roche had a terrific inside spin move to win against a tackle. The final snap of the period featured a matchup between the Giants' rookie first-round picks in Evan Neal and Kayvon Thibodeaux, who battled it out.

* Darrian Beavers had a chance to get one pass rush snap off the edge, and he won quickly. Beavers is traditionally a middle linebacker, but he has the size of an edge player.

* Rookie DJ Davidson has flashed during camp. He has power and has been able to push himself into the backfield on different snaps.

* The 9-on-7 drills give a natural advantage to defensive players since they know a run play is coming. The Giants' defense held firm at the line of scrimmage. Dexter Lawrence, Leonard Williams, Blake Martinez, and Jalyn Holmes were tough to move. Rookie safety Yusuf Corker and cornerback Khalil Dorsey were also effective in run support. Carter Coughlin had two strong stops too.

* With running back Antonio Williams not practicing, rookie Jashaun Corbin was able to take advantage of the additional opportunities. He squeezed through a hole in the A-gape for a big gain at the end of nine-on-seven drills, before having another effective run on the following play.

* While the big men were competing in 1-on-1s and 9-on-7, the receivers and defensive backs were competing in 1-on-1 drills. Kadarius Toney and Darius Slayton both caught deep passes down the field for touchdowns. Collin Johnson had a slick one-handed back-shoulder catch. Davis Webb also connected with Alex Bachman and CJ Board on deep patterns.

* Kenny Golladay probably had his best practice of the summer. He won a deep pass over the top for a touchdown during the one-on-one period. He also had a tough contested catch on the sideline, showing off his size. During team drills he had a similar contested catch on a deep pass down the field, leaping to reach over the defensive back in front of him to snatch away the ball and come down with the catch. He would later put his body in front of a defender and catch a contested pass. Golladay showed off all the traits the Giants saw in him when they signed him last offseason.

* The offense popped a couple of long runs during team drills, with Barkley finding the hole on an outside run to the left before turning up-field for a big game. Later, Barkley would catch a swing pass near the goal line and run it into the end zone after a strong block in front of him by Wan'Dale Robinson.

* Matt Breida caught a swing pass on his own. No one was in his vicinity, and he ran 50+ yards for a touchdown, in part thanks to a block downfield by Alex Bachman who never gave up on the play.

* The offense closed practice with a Davis Webb-Keelan Doss touchdown pass.


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