5 players with the most to prove at New York Giants training camp
By Zach Wolpin
The dog days of summer are here. It’s 90 degrees-plus outside, but that won’t stop NFL training camps from happening. All 32 teams have a different mindset coming into camp. Some are trying to build on their previous success, and others are simply trying to turn a new leaf. That would be the 2022 NY Giants, with this team looking for a breath of fresh air.
Training camp on the horizon is different for all players, no matter what team you’re on. A few players are lucky enough to know they are going to be the starter, and others have to make a name for themselves.
New York is going to need to see players progress this season, or their future with the team may be in jeopardy. With this, we’ll take a look at five players who must impress during training camp.
5. CB Adoree Jackson
With James Bradberry being signed by division rivals Philadelphia, Adoree Jackson is going to need to step up big time in 2022. Jackson is a very talented football player and he’s worth what NY paid for him. There’s no question he is a step down from Bradberry, though.
The money wasn’t there for Bradberry and that’s why the Giants had to let him go. He was a very physical corner at 6-1 and he offered a mismatch against smaller offensive players. At 5-11, Jackson is just barley shorter than Bradberry. Jackson relies more on his athletic skills as he is usually smaller or the same height as the players he lines up against.
Guarding the opposing team’s best receiver every week is a challenge that Jackson is ready for. He played for New York in 2021 and spent the previous four seasons with the Titans. One thing Jackson has that a lot of players on the team don’t have is playoff experience. Jackson turns 27 in September and he will be more of a leader this season, especially with a very young secondary around him.