Rookies and vet tryouts take the field for Giants
A series of quick observations from the morning workout on Day One of Giants rookie minicamp:
Rueben Randle had some good plays and bad. The first two passes to him in 11-on-11 drills were incompletions. The first was broken up by Brandon Bing. The second was juggled along the sideline. But he came back and made a nice leaping catch along the sideline in 7-on-7s. In 11-on-11s he caught a deep pass down the right sideline from Ryan Perrilloux over third-round pick Jayron Hosley. Randle was one of the players Tom Coughlin mentioned as standing out. Coughlin said he likes his size.
Adrien Robinson made a pretty good catch. He was about three yards beyond the line of scrimmage and low in his stance when QB J.R. Suozzo fired a high bullet at him. Robinson snapped upright and reached over his head – almost behind his head – to make the catch. That’s the potential that makes him the JPP of tight ends.
Joe Martinek of Rutgers seemed to get more carries early on in the practice than first-round pick David Wilson. But Wilson caught up later in the workout. He showed some of his moves when he cut back on a toss wide to the left and on another play when he cut back against the grain. He’s definitely got speed. The knock on him could be wanting to hit too many home runs and not settling for 3-4 yard gains. But he certainly seems to have the speed and agility to zig.
Jayron Hosley looked very comfortable returning punts. Usually rookies get jumpy and a little nervous when they’re out there in camp catching NFL punts for the first time. Hosley was steady. Randle caught some punts too. I’m sure that was just a look-see.
Hosley had to take a few plays off to have his lower leg looked at. It seemed as though his calf was bothering him. He came back.
East Meadow’s Rich Ohrnberger was playing right guard.
One of the big veteran tryouts at camp is Limas Sweed, the former second-round pick of the Steelers. We’ll talk with him in the locker room in a little bit.
Suozzo, the quarterback, seemed to struggle. Besides throwing the pass to Robinson in an almost impossible place for him to catch it, his deep ball for Damian Davis was a flutterer. Davis, though, was able to adjust and made the catch. Davis is 6-5, 185. We thought he had signed here but he’s actually a rookie tryout. Then again maybe he’ll sign soon.
Coughlin said that all seven of the Giants' draft picks have been signed. So there you go.