Who's Hot…

Jamaar Taylor – New York's sixth-round pick is sizzling. He's fast, catches everything, is always open and is a candidate to become New York's punt returner as well. Coughlin praised him for "blowing away" New York's conditioning test. All this less than a year after tearing his ACL.

Visanthe Shiancoe – He stepped up really nicely in Jeremy Shockey's absence, making several remarkable catches. He still occasionally gets yelled at for his blocking, but he's proven he's a dependable receiver with the ability to gain yards after the catch.

Marcellus Rivers – Same goes for Rivers, who has filled in admirably while Shockey recovers. The more complete tight end with more experience, Rivers would get the nod over Shank if Shockey remains on the shelf.

Ron Dayne – Looks better than ever. Giants are hoping this is finally the year that the slimmed-down Dayne shows his Heisman Trophy-winning form. It appears that the Giants have a whole bunch of carries they'd love for Dayne to take off their hands.

Curtis Deloatch – There's a corner roster spot to be had, and the Giants like what they see so far from this tall CB. At 6-2, 217, Deloatch moves around very well. He impressed the coaching staff by reporting in excellent shape and has a great break on the ball.

Reggie Torbor – The sky's the limit for Torbor, whom the Giants are hoping for big things from this year. He'll begin the season as a situational pass rusher, but if he continues to improve, he'll command more and more playing time.

JaJuan Dawson – He's played so well he's almost a lock to make the roster. He runs solid routes and catches anything within his vicinity. Already has a good rapport with Eli Manning from attending the Manning family passing camps the last five years.


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