5 NY Giants who impressed against the Lions in preseason Week 1

• Jason Pinnock was fantastic for the G-Men on Friday night

• Tommy DeVito continues to win over Giants fans

• A pair of rookie draft picks delivered for Brian Daboll

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1. S Jason Pinnock

While he may not have been on the field long due to Martindale wanting to test the Giants' incredibly deep secondary, Jason Pinnock made his presence known. On just the first drive of the game, Pinnock racked up a pass breakup, tackle for loss, and an interception. Pinnock made it impossible not just on this drive, but whenever he was in, for the Lions to get anything going offensively.

For the entire game, Pinnock would rack up a tackle for loss, two pass deflections, and an interception. These stats may not seem impressive, but it's simply because he didn't play all that much. Martindale likely saw all he wanted to out of Pinnock and decided to give guys like Bobby McCain and Dane Belton a shot.

This strategy clearly worked, as Belton also earned himself an interception. For Pinnock, though, it was great to see him perform so well. The battle between him and Belton is only going to get more exciting as the preseason goes on. Both of them have looked pretty darn good thus far and could be some real game-changers for the Giants' defense.

Regardless of who earns the starting job come time for the regular season, fans should be excited knowing that the Giants have such a deep secondary. Having depth like this at such key positions is the making for a top defensive core in the NFL.

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