The NY Giants are feeling good right now after their close win over the Panthers on Friday night. Daniel Jones and the offense looked sensational on their lone drive of the game, with Darren Waller stealing the show too.
With that said, there are still some jobs that looked to be up for grabs at the start of camp. At this point, though, it has become quite clear which guys are leading the race for jobs. Head man Brian Daboll has been following the competition closely, but there's no question that these four guys are in a great position to be out there with the rest of the starters come Week 1:
4. NY Giants safety Jason Pinnock
Aside from Waller, no other Giants player has had as much buzz surrounding their training camp efforts more than Jason Pinnock. He has been a training camp star with arguably the nicest highlight of the summer when he made a leaping, one-handed interception over Waller in practice:
Pinnock parlayed his work from training camp with a strong showing in the Giants’ preseason opener vs. the Detroit Lions. He recorded an interception on the very first play of the game and added one tackle for loss to go along with two pass breakups in his limited time on the field. Per PFF, he was the highest-graded Giant versus the Lions (92.3).
Xavier McKinney seems to believe Pinnock has the inside track to start opposite him in the secondary based on his recent comments. However, he is also competing with Dane Belton, who has also fared well in his time on the field versus the Lions. Belton also intercepted a pass and proceeded to return it the other way for 42 yards.
Pinnock was listed as the starting strong safety on Big Blue’s first unofficial depth chart. Daboll praised Pinnock following the Lions game and went on to mention his impressive training camp thus far. At this rate, it seems as though the job is Pinnock’s to lose.