Which New York Giants players have seen their stock rise recently? Which have seen their fall? Some of you recently asked for a "Stock up, Stock down" post, so here it is. With one preseason game done, some comments from the coaching staff to sift through, roster changes, and a few more practice sessions to gather data let's try to figure out which Giants may be rising and which may be falling. Here are five players whose stock might be going up, and five who may be headed the wrong way on the elevator.
RB Orleans Darkwa -- Had a nice game Friday. Drew praise this week from head coach Tom Coughlin and running backs coach Craig Johnson.
OL Bobby Hart -- The rookie has been getting noticed recently, including by offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo. Might not figure in the Giants' plans right away, but they like what they see.
CB Trevin Wade -- A plethora of cornerbacks keep missing practice time with injuries. Wade keep taking advantage.
LT Ereck Flowers -- Remember the days when everyone was concerned that Flowers would be the weak link on the offensive line? Now he is swallowing up and frustrating defensive linemen.
S Brandon Meriweather -- Because he has a job now. A few days ago he didn't.
OL Geoff Schwartz -- I wanted to put Schwartz in the "stock up" category because he is at least back to practice this week. Then, both Coughlin and McAdoo basically put him on notice, saying the high-priced veteran needs to show the Giants they can count on him. Better get out there and knock some defensive linemen backwards on Saturday night, Geoff!
WR Preston Parker -- Had a costly drop in the preseason opener. Seems to be losing ground in the competition for wide receiver roster spots.
S Mykkele Thompson -- Achilles tendons are awful things. I know. I have torn my left one twice.
S Cooper Taylor -- Remember when he was practicing with the first team? Now he isn't even part of the safety conversation.
OT Marshall Newhouse -- The Giants have rotated a number of lineman at right tackle this week, including Schwartz, John Jerry, Bobby Hart and Brandon Mosley. Despite what offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo says, if they were sold on Newhouse, that would not be happening.