An eight-week offseason program came to an end this past week with a three-day mandatory minicamp, providing the Giants with a final look at the players they’ve assembled on their roster. They have gone their separate ways until July 27, when the team reconvenes for training camp.
Here are five Giants-sized observations gleaned from the springtime work:
It was something to behold. The Giants, on one play in their final minicamp practice, lined up on offense with rookie tight end Evan Engram split wide right, with Brandon Marshall in the right slot, a pair of big, athletic pass-catching options. On the left side, Sterling Shepard was in the slot and Odell Beckham Jr. was on the outside. Can you imagine how far a defense will have to stretch itself to cover these four threats?
First thought: The predictable formations of 2016 are dead and buried. Second thought: With so many options, Beckham’s reception totals could drop but his yards-per-catch could go up, up and away with so many seams and creases to exploit.
The most competitive camp duel will be in the defensive-line trenches, with four players trying to squeeze their way into the starting right defensive tackle spot alongside Damon “Snacks’’ Harrison. There is Jay Bromley, Robert Thomas, Corbin Bryant and rookie Dalvin Tomlinson. A case can be made for each.
Bromley has been around the longest and should be primed to make a push. Thomas, at 325 pounds, is the largest of the four. Bryant started games for the Bills and is the most experienced. Tomlinson comes with that Alabama pedigree.
It is a prime job, as the winner gets to…
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