Every season, we see incredibly underrated players from every team show out during training camps. The NY Giants have even had some guys like this in recent seasons, including Darnay Holmes' domination in last year's camp.
This time around, coming off the heels of a very successful season, the Giants enter training camp with plenty of interesting players who could make some noise. These five players didn't see the field a ton last season. However, that could change with a big-time training camp performance this summer:
5. DB Nick McCloud
Last season, after Adoree' Jackson went down with injury, undrafted defensive back Nick McCloud was forced to step up. During his time on the field, McCloud was rather solid, especially as a tackler. While he lined up at corner for the majority of last season, it seems like McCloud could be getting shifted to safety.
This makes sense, as McCloud wasn't bad in coverage by any means. However, it certainly isn't his strong suit. McCloud is a much better run-stopper, an ability that is much better used at safety instead of corner. With Julian Love leaving for the Seahawks this offseason, the Giants could find their replacement in the form of McCloud.
Regardless of where McCloud plays, he's definitely someone to watch in training camp. With the number of question marks in the Giants' secondary, it seems anyone could step up and be a big contributor to the team.
While Dane Belton seems like the guy to start at safety alongside Xavier McKinney, it's worth noting that McCloud was getting first-team reps this spring. These two bring very different skill sets to the game. So it truly seems like whoever has the better training camp and preseason will be the one to start in the regular season.