Nicks Makes Early Mark

All eyes were on Hakeem Nicks on Friday and rightly so. The Giants first-round receiver certainly stood out during his first practice session as a member of the Giants. He didn't drop a pass, caught several tosses in traffic and ran routes in a smooth manner indicative of a player taken 29th overall in the NFL Draft.

"He worked well," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "He was humble. He handles himself, he carries himself well and he caught the ball."

Nicks was pleased with his first workout session.

"It was pretty good," said Nicks, who donned number 18. "I didn't feel (any) pressure."

He looked like a seasoned vet for the entire morning workout.

"I feel like I have an all-around game," Nicks continued. "I feel like I'm ready for the next step. But at the same time, nothing is going to be given to me. Nothing is going to be put in my hands."

On the field, there were countless miscues, especially false starts and offsides among the lineman and enough dropped snaps to cover an entire season…

While Andre' Woodson finished the a.m. practice strong, draft choice Rhett Bomar clearly won the first of countless battles between the two for the third QB spot…

Third-round choice Ramses Barden showed himself very well as well. He appeared to run very nice routes and, like Nicks, caught everything thrown his way…

Camp's first mini casualty came in the afternoon when TE Travis Beckum was slowed by cramps.

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