There has been a big time wide receiver for the Giants in their first two preseason games. It’s not wide receiver Victor Cruz, nor is it Rueben Randle or even first round pick Odell Beckham Jr., it’s Corey Washington. The rookie wideout from Newberry College has been making quite a name for himself in the Giants first two preseason games. Washington has had four catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns both of which have helped the Giants win their first two preseason games.
“I’m just staying humble. It’s football, it’s fun to go out there and make plays and help the team get a win.”
Washington first busted out onto the scene for the Giants when he made a 73-yard touchdown catch that won the Giant their first preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. That was just the beginning for Washington who put on an encore performance in Saturday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He made a three yard touchdown catch to win the Giants the game again.
“I can be a playmaker. Whatever the coaches want me to do, I can do it. Just go out there and play ball.”
These are two games that Washington definitely needed to help make a case for himself to make the Giants 53 man roster this season. Since he is a receiver, Washington has a lot of competition to deal with to make the team. Besides receivers like Cruz, Randle and Beckham, Washington has more competition with receivers like Jerrel Jernigan and Mario Manningham. Not to mention, Washington has competition with newcomers like himself in receivers Julian Talley and Travis Harvey who have both played as well as Washington in the first two games.
“I’m taking it day by day,” noted Washington. “I need to go on special teams, make some plays on special teams. If I do that, I’ve got a good chance of making the team. Hopefully I’ll make the 53-man roster here in New York.”
If Washington keeps making big plays on the field, the Giants will have no choice but to put him on the 53 man roster. Having big play ability at the wide receiver position is something you need to have to win games in the NFL and the Giants know that.
As for now, Washington has three more games left to play to prove he is worthy of making the 53 man roster.
“God is working,” admitted Washington. “I’m staying humble. I’m taking in the playbook day by day and just making plays out there.”