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Fact or Fiction: Breakout player at Training Camp?

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Three Giants writers debate Big Blue topics with the second preseason game just days away:

Evan Engram was the breakout player of training camp.

JOHN SCHMEELK: Fact –With so many established veterans that we know we can play, Engram is the obvious answer. He has been a weapon in the red zone, but what has caught my attention the most is his work during one-on-one drills. It’s not that he has beaten the safeties assigned to cover him since that’s expected for offensive players in those drills, but rather the way he is beating them. He has turned them around, juked them, and done pretty much whatever he has wanted to them. He has receiver skills and it looks like teams will have to assign a corner to cover him if they want a chance to stop him. The other guy you could consider here is on defense: Jay Bromley.

DAN SALOMONE: Fiction – As is natural with any first-round pick, Engram came into training camp with plenty of attention, so I don’t know if he really shattered any expectations because they were already pretty high. Jay Bromley, on the other hand, really has come on strong as he enters his fourth season. McAdoo said this a big year for the defensive tackle, and sure enough, he was penciled in as a starter next to Damon Harrison on the first unofficial depth chart of the year.

LANCE MEDOW: Fiction –  Evan Engram certainly stood out during training camp but the breakout star was B.J. Goodson.  After playing just 13 defensive snaps as a rookie, last year’s fourth round pick, showed he made huge strides in terms of his play and vocal leadership to emerge as the frontrunner for the starting middle linebacker job.  Goodson was extremely physical during practices and his fellow teammates took notice of his energy and fed off of it.  No one made a bigger jump from the end of last season to the start of training camp than Goodson and that claim was even backed up in the first preseason game against the Steelers when he collected a sack.

Odell Beckham Jr.’s catch on Monday was the best play you’ve ever seen at training camp.

JOHN SCHMEELK: Fiction –Maybe I’ve become numb to the whole one-handed catch thing, but I’ve seen him do that before. I can’t remember a specific play, but I’m sure at some point over the last 10

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