5 Storylines to Follow During New York Giants’ OTAs

5 Storylines to Follow During New York Giants' OTAs

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The New York Giants have kicked off this season's organized team activities. Unlike previous years, the Giants enter OTAs having made major changes to their roster and coaching staff. OTAs will be crucial for incorporating the dozens of new players New York signed, as well as a new offensive system. Here is a look at five storylines to follow during Big Blue's organized team activities.

5. Eli Manning’s Health

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5. Eli Manning’s Health

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Despite having ankle surgery just over a month ago, Eli Manning is already back on the field taking snaps at OTAs. It is crucial that Manning avoids any setbacks during this period. Not only do the Giants need him healthy for Week 1, but they also need him available during these workouts to become more familiar with the team's new offensive system.

4. The Rookies

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4. The Rookies

Odell Beckham Jr., Weston Richburg, Andre Williams
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The Giants hope that their 2014 NFL Draft picks can learn their assignments and gain valuable reps during OTAs. Odell Beckham Jr., New York's first-round selection, will draw the most attention, but several other rookies are worth keeping an eye on. Second-round pick Weston Richburg will compete for the starting center position, while fourth-rounder Andre Williams will battle for time in the backfield rotation.

3. Will Hill’s Future

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3. Will Hill’s Future

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Will Hill is one of the most talented players on the Giants' defense. Unfortunately, Hill's young career has been plagued by off-field issues that have limited his impact. Hill is currently facing his third suspension and a possible season-long ban. He has appealed the ruling and will likely learn his fate within the near future.

2. The New Offense

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2. The New Offense

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After a decade with the Giants, offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride retired this offseason. For the first time in his career, Eli Manning will have to learn a new offensive system. This system will be designed by new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo. He will look to reignite a Giants offense that struggled mightily last season. Specifically, McAdoo will work to get Eli Manning back on track.

1. Tight End

Adrien Robinson, Xavier Grimble, Kellen Davis
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1. Tight End

Adrien Robinson, Xavier Grimble, Kellen Davis
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The Giants failed to address their glaring need at tight end in the 2014 NFL Draft. Instead, the G-Men hope that someone from a group of unproven players can step up and assume the role. Adrien Robinson is the early favorite to land the starting spot if he can stay healthy. Also, watch out for undrafted free agent Xavier Grimble from USC. He has a chance to surprise people during OTAs.


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