For the New York Giants, the evaluation process has started even though training camp is still nearly two months away.
The third and final phase of OTAs, organized team activities, is underway. The first two phases have included some impressive performances, especially from the wide receiver position.
This is not surprising given the absence of Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks. With Big Blue's two stud wideouts opting not to participate in OTAs, opportunities to impress have arisen for less established players at the position.
The following slides will highlight five players who have seen their stock rise through the first two phases of OTAs.
Three of these players have improved their statuses on the team over the last few weeks. This puts them in a better position to expand their roles and receive increased snaps on the 53-man roster.
The other two players have improved their chances of just making the team. They were either on the fringe or a long-shot to stick when OTAs started on May 22. At least in the early going, they are responding to the immense pressure to produce in order to secure a spot on an NFL roster.