EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo wasn't offering any help on Wednesday to the legions of fans who are trying to figure out what the team will do Thursday night with its first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
"That's a good question. That's a great question," McAdoo said. "Depends on whose mock draft you're looking at."
Not even a little hint, though?
"Everybody's on the same page. We always draft the best player available," McAdoo said. "I'm excited for the process and I look forward to seeing who's the highest guy on the board."
The Giants will complete final day of their voluntary mini-camp early on Thursday, then turn their attention to the draft.
"You have to be where your feet are," McAdoo said. "You have to give attention to what room you're in and what you're doing at the time and go from there."
One thing we are learning about McAdoo is that he is not a philosopher and he doesn't like to spend a lot of time talking about himself or his feelings. Thus, he didn't share any deep thoughts regarding what his first draft as head coach would mean to him.
"We'll get there when we get there. I'm not spending a bunch of time on that right now," McAdoo said. "We have a lot of work to do today, think about it tonight, then put it to bed tonight when I lay my head on the pillow and get ready for tomorrow when tomorrow comes."
First injuries of the year
During Tuesday evening's "Big Blue Chat podcast, Pat Traina and I made reference to the startling fact that the Giants got through their first voluntary mini-camp workout without suffering an injury. That, however, did not last.
Running back Orleans Darkwa reportedly has a small fracture in his tibia. He is expected to be sidelined for approximately a month. Wide receiver Ben Edwards left practice with a knee injury. McAdoo said immediately after practice that he didn't know the severity yet. Chris has more on the injuries.
Other than the injury news, there are only a few tidbits to report from Wednesday's practice.
- The Giants did their first 11-on-11 work, albeit with no real blocking and no real contact involved.
- An interception? Cooper Taylor tipped away a pass from Eli Manning that was intended for Larry Donnell. Whether or not a diving Jonathan Casillas intercepted the ball is debatable, but it was a highlight play.
- When Odell Beckham flew down the sideline on a long pass, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie basically didn't bother to run with Beckham, making for a play that looked nice but was really uncontested. DRC had a few words for Beckham after the play.
- Tight end Matt LaCosse made a couple of catches.
- Since I know you want to know, Bobby Hart played right tackle with the second group.