Here are some notable takeaways from Day 1 of Giants’ OTAs:

Here are some notable takeaways from Day 1 of Giants’ OTAs:

The Giants’ starting quarterback was on the field participating during 7-on-7 drills Monday, working with wide receivers Malik Nabers and Jalin Hyatt. It was encouraging after missing the second half of the season due to a torn ACL.



Here’s what Dan Salomone of the team’s website said:


Quarterback Daniel Jones, who underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL on Nov. 22, took the next step in his rehab and participated in 7-on-7 drills. He completed passes to wide receivers Wan’Dale Robinson and Malik Nabers, the sixth overall pick in the draft. The hope has been to have Jones full-go for training camp in late July.


Jones also was ” moving well and had zip on his passes,” according to John Schmeelk of the team’s website.


Malik Nabers shines

The team’s No. 6 overall pick from the 2024 NFL Draft worked with both Jones and backup Drew Lock during the first day of OTAs. Salomone noted that Nabers had a productive day bringing in a “handful of passes” during 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work.

According to Salomone, the majority of the work done during team drills took place right outside the red zone. The Giants had one of the worst red-zone offenses in the NFL during the 2023 season, converting just 44.2% of their trips inside the 20-yard line into touchdowns. That was a far cry from Brian Daboll’s first season when the offense had the fifth-highest conversion rate (64.8%) in 2022.

According to Salomone, the first interception of OTAs came via the hands of an undrafted free agent rookie. Former UCLA cornerback Alex Johnson grabbed a pick during team drills. It wasn’t specified who it came against, but it’s unlikely Johnson was working with the first team. Schmeelk also noted that third-round pick Andru Phillips had a pass breakup.

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