As the New York Giants offseason heads to the finish line—the team will end its spring activities with a mandatory three-day minicamp running Tuesday through Thursday—it's time to pick some of the team's winners and losers from the offseason.
Before reading my picks, let me explain what went into my thought process for each category.
A winner, quite simply, is someone who has had a solid spring. While a solid spring doesn’t necessarily guarantee the player will be the next Pro Bowler at his position, it's a foundation that, if the player build on it during camp and the preseason, can be a big boost to the team.
A “loser” doesn’t necessarily mean that I think the player isn’t worthy of a roster spot.
Rather, those I designated as “losers” I did so because of circumstances—an injury that cost them valuable practice time or a poor showing in the OTAs that could potentially put the player behind the eight ball when the team reports back to the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on July 21 for the start of training camp.
Now that you have an idea of what criteria I’m using to designate “winners” and “losers” of the offseason, let’s get to it.
All quotes and information obtained firsthand, unless otherwise noted.