The New York Giants conducted their first practice of rookie minicamp on Friday and it was quite the spectacle as the media masses descended upon East Rutherford in order to get their first look at quarterback Daniel Jones.
There was a lot to unpack after the team’s rookies met with the media, which was followed up by a Pat Shurmur press conference. But what about on the field? Who were some of the studs and who were some of the duds from Day 1?
Let’s take a look:
Jones put on quite a show early in practice, showing off his athleticism and impressive accuracy by completing a string of passes, ultimately finishing the day going 10-of-18 with at least four dropped passes.
The dropped passes are nothing new for Jones, who dealt with similar issues at Duke. And true to form, he didn’t dress down any of his receivers, simply getting back under center and preparing for the next play.
Jones was accurate with his deep ball, accurate on the run to both his left and right and quick on his feet. It was an impressive all-around performance.
It was a really rough start for Slayton, who opened practice by dropping consecutive passes and then several more throughout the day. There were also a few instances where he appeared to break out of his route too soon, causing confusion with the quarterback.
Many will liken Slayton’s Day 1 performance to David Tyree’s pre-Super Bowl XLII practice where he couldn’t seem to catch a cold.
However, Slayton did finish practice with two beautiful receptions, salvaging what was otherwise a forgettable first day.