3 biggest winners from first week of NY Giants training camp

New York Giants defensive backs Logan Ryan (23) and James Bradberry (Image via The Record)
New York Giants defensive backs Logan Ryan (23) and James Bradberry (Image via The Record) /
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Jul 29, 2021; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) participates in drills against cornerback James Bradberry (24) during training camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports /

1) James Bradberry – CB

James Bradberry was among the top cornerbacks in the season in 2020, en route to his first Pro Bowl appearance, and looks even tougher to beat entering 2021.

It hasn’t mattered whether it’s Kenny Golladay or Darius Slayton lined up against Bradberry, neither have been able to get much separation from the 27-year-old who was Pro Football Focus’ No. 7 ranked cornerback in the league last season.

Bradberry has looked the part of a lockdown cornerback through five practices, and excelled when playing press-man coverage.

There are myriad reasons Golladay has had a quiet camp, but it is clear that he has made his best plays when lined up against Sam Beal and been a virtual non-factor when facing Bradberry.

If Bradberry’s consistent dominance translates from the practice field to the bright lights of Sundays this fall, all of those optimistic prognostications of the NY Giants boasting one of the NFL’s premier secondaries have a real chance of coming to fruition.

Matt Lombardo is FanSided’s National NFL Insider and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday. Email Matt: Matt.Lombardo@FanSided.com