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Roster analysis: Good competition for 3rd wide receiver

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We know Plaxico Burress is the Giants primary wide receiver, and that if he is healthy Amani Toomer will line up on the opposite side.

That leaves the Giants in need of a third receiver to replace the underachieving Tim Carter, dealt to Cleveland for Reuben Droughns.

This promises to be one of the more interesting competitions of training camp. Let's break it down.

• In the blue corner. Steve Smith. The second-round draft pick from USC was sometimes overshadowed by big-name teammates. He was impressive in mini-camps, though, and most experts think the Giants got a steal with this selection.

• In the red corner. Sinorice Moss. Te 2006 second-round pick was hurt most of last season and ended up catching only five passes. The Giants are looking forward to seeing if he can stay healthy and become the big-play receiver they thought they had drafted.

• In the white corner. David Tyree. One of the premiere special teams players in the NFL, Tyree has shown that he can be a decent receiver when given the opportunity. He caught 19 passes last season and has 50 catches in his four-year career.

• In the gray corner. Michael Jennings/Darius Watts/Anthony Mix/Brandon London. Jennings and Watts have NFL experience, Mix was on the practice squad in 2006 and London is an undrafted free agent who has drawn some attention.

MY VIEW: This comes down to a choice between the second-round picks, Smith and Moss. No matter how it works out, if Burress, Toomer, Smith and Moss are healthy it looks like this will be the deepest receiving corps the Giants have had in quite some time.

PREDICTION: Smith will win this job, and will start if Toomer can't. He's a sure-handed receiver and excellent route-runner who isn't afraid to go over the middle. When I watch clips of him I think about Ike Hilliard in his prime. Moss will also get opportunities to make some plays.

Jennings, Watts, Mix and London will fight for a roster spot. Watch out for London, a 6-foot-4, 210-pounder from Massachusetts.

Here's a video of Smith at USC. The narration is a bit dated since it was put together before the draft.