4 NY Giants who could earn a starting job during training camp

• There will be several position battles to watch for the G-Men

• Running back is a position to watch thanks to the Saquon Barkley drama

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2. S Dane Belton

Last season, Dane Belton didn't see the field much for the first half of the season due to both Julian Love and Xavier McKinney both having great seasons. However, with Love now out of the picture, there may not be a much better opportunity for Belton to earn a consistent starting job in the league than now.

During the time Belton was on the field in 2022, he showed tons of promise in coverage. On the other hand, though, he was atrocious as a run-stopper and if Belton wants to become the Giants' full-time starting safety, he must get better. While the addition of Bobby Okereke will help mitigate this problem, it's still something that must be addressed.

If Belton manages to solve this problem and start, he could very well form an elite coverage duo between him and McKinney. In the modern NFL, this is a dream come true. Love was a great player last season, but he was rather average in coverage and it cost the Giants at times, especially when McKinney was out with injury.

Belton needs to stand out during training camp. If not, the starting safety job can easily go to Bobby McCain, Jason Pinnock or Nick McCloud. Both McCloud and McCain are great run-stoppers and can easily fill the role that Love brought. However, if Belton stands out, the Giants may be able to change their defense up a bit in order to favor pass-coverage a little more.