From ESPN's Dan Graziano:The Giants have two of the...

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From ESPN's Dan Graziano:

The Giants have two of the best wide receivers in the NFL in Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, but the free-agent departure of Mario Manningham left that No. 3 spot open. They drafted Rueben Randle in the second round and think very highly of him, but that's not going to be what gets him the job.

He'll need to outplay the other guys in training camp in order to earn it, and the other three names on this list have more experience in the league and the offense. My pick as the current favorite to open the season in that spot is Domenik Hixon, who was the favorite for it last year before re-injuring his knee. I think that, if he's healthy, he's got the best chance to land that position. But that's a huge "if" with Hixon, and Randle, Ramses Barden and Jerrel Jernigan all have the physical tools they need to impress coaches during this competition.

It's probably Barden's last chance to show he can stay on the field and compete. And Jernigan has a shot to stick if he shows he can help in the return game. But my best prediction is a healthy Hixon wins the job and Randle gradually takes snaps away from him during the year as he continues to develop into the long-term answer.

Fantasy Impact: 

We already like Randle to take over that WR3 spot. Whether Hixon or Randle winning the job, with Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, only in very deep leagues will either of those guys have any kind of impact. Randle's 18th round ADP likely means he won't even get drafted in most leagues.

Filed Under: 2012, Preseason

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