Who's Hot / Who's Not

Here's a look at who's hot and who's not through three weeks of training camp and two preseason games…

Who's hot…

Eli Manning – The Giants signal-caller is looking better than ever. He's displayed excellent accuracy and velocity and looked as cool as his brother running the no-huddle offense against the Chiefs.

Corey Webster – He's starting to come along and develop into the cover corner the Giants need him to be. He was a defensive star against Kansas City and has made significant progress in practice.

Brandon Jacobs – As good as he looked last summer, he looks even better this time around. Jacobs not only is running with more authority but it's obvious that he much better understands how to play all aspects of the position.

Frank Walker – Left for dead once again this year, Walker refuses to go away. He's shot up the depth chart, and was running first-team nickel when Sam Madison was out (ahead of Curtis Deloatch).

Chris Snee – They don't make them any tougher. Coming off a knee injury that had many thinking he'd be lost for most of the preseason, Snee returned to action in a big way against the Chiefs.

Amani Toomer – Who's better than him this summer? He just keeps on producing at a high clip.

Chase Blackburn – If you haven't already noticed, this kid can flat out play.

E.J. Underwood – He has quite a hill to climb, but he's doing about as much as could be expected from a rookie free agent corner so far.

Tyson Smith – When Tom Coughlin mentions your name, you must be doing something right. Smith has shown good toughness and playmaking ability.

Who's not…

Carlos Emmons – He can't maintain his hold on the WLB job from the sidelines. After missing the first two games, it's paramount that Emmons returns ASAP.

Jay Feely – We hate to pick on one of the best guys on the team, but Feely will be the first to admit he hasn't exactly torn up Albany so far. He's probably missed almost as many as he's made in practice.

Sinorice Moss – Despite Coughlin being ‘encouraged' about his return, he remains on our ‘not' list until he does something – anything.

Gerrick McPhearson – Hasn't stood out at all. For all his speed, he still lacks in coverage ability and has shown why his hands are considered suspect.

Wade Fletcher – Must be the TGI jinx. Once we anointed him as the man to emerge as the Giants third TE, he's done nothing but seemingly drop passes.

Tim Hasselbeck/Rob Johnson – Neither accomplished enough of what they were hoping to in round one of their backup QB battle. The longer they stay neck-and-neck the more it favors Hasselbeck, the incumbent.

Grady Jackson/Brentson Buckner – How bad/out of shape do you have to be not to warrant at least an offer from a club hurting at DT?

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