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Where will Kenny Phillips fit in?

With rookie mini-camp this week (Friday and Saturday) it is still all about the newcomers for the Giants this week.

So, it will be that way here at Big Blue View as well.

Let's take a more in-depth look at each of the Giants' draft choices, how they affect the roster and how much playing time we can expect them to get.

Today, we will look at No. 1 pick Kenny Phillips.

The Miami safety was thought by most to be the best safety in the draft, and he figures to challenge for playing time right away.

My guess is that veteran Sammy Knight, signed to replace the departed Gibril Wilson, gets one safety slot.

We have talked about it a little before, but I think Phillips will eventually push the just-adequate James Butler out of the way for the other slot.

Argue if you want about strong and free safety -- that doesn't interest me. What does interest me is getting the two best players on the field.

Oddly, Phillips' presence doesn't really put anyone's roster spot in jeopardy. The Giants had only three safeties -- Knight, Butler and Michael Johnson -- on the roster. You need at least four to open the season, anyway.

Kenny Phillips

#1 / Safety / Miami Hurricanes




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