4 biggest winners and 2 losers from NY Giants OTAs and minicamp

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The NY Giants offseason is moving along and with OTAs and minicamp out of the way, we're on our way to training camp. This will play a large role in determining the role some players will have. However, we may have already gotten a sneak peek at this during the aforementioned sessions. .

These four players will likely have a boost heading into training camp thanks to their noteworthy play during OTAs and minicamp. On the other hand, there are two Giants players that will likely have to fight a little harder in order to have a sustainable role in 2024. With that said, we've got our winners and losers from OTAs and minicamp in this piece:

Winner: TE Theo Johnson

With Darren Waller announcing his retirement and Daniel Bellinger missing some time due to injury, the door has opened for Theo Johnson to steal a starting spot on the Giants' offense. Bellinger may provide a higher floor as a pass-catcher and blocker, but Johnson's athletic upside makes for an easy sell to be the TE1 of the team.

Johnson had an athletic score of 87, which ranked second amongst all tight ends in this year's draft according to the NFL.com combine page. During the combine, Johnson ran the second-fastest 40-yard dash at 4.57 and had the second-highest vertical amongst all tight ends.

Alongside this superb athleticism, Johnson is also a steady pass-catcher, catching 34 passes on just 45 targets for 341 yards and seven touchdowns, only registering two drops throughout his 13-game season at Penn State.

Given the already explosive capabilities of the Giants pass-catchers, we wouldn't be shocked if Johnson got a heavy workload early in the season in order to make the offense more deadly. At the very least, he'll have a head start on the competition entering training camp.