4. How Have the Rookies Progressed Thus Far?
It is no secret that the production from this draft class will go a long way in determining the success of the 2016 Giants. At this point, it is way too early to make any assumptions regarding the immediate success of potential impact players such as first round pick CB Eli Apple, second round pick WR Sterling Shepard, and third round pick free safety Darian Thompson.
However, Mandatory Minicamp should be a place where the coaches can move the rookies around in different formations to get a feel for where they are most comfortable. These practices wont be a final indication of the potential impact or positions of the rookies, but they should be a good indication of the direction the coaching staff is heading.
In addition, Mandatory Minicamp will be the first time Giants’ fifth round selection Paul Perkins suits up for Big Blue, as he was forced to miss all of organized team activities while he finished school at UCLA.