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This past summer, a rookie WR was creating a buzz at Giants' training camp. No, it wasn't first round pick Odell Beckham, Jr., who is now a legitimate ROY candidate, but rather Corey Washington, an unknown UDFA out of small Newberry College.

While Beckham's tricky hamstring relegated him to watching the entire preseason (and first quarter of the regular season) from the sidelines, Washington was electrifying Giant fans with his late-game heroics.

During the preseason, Washington caught?10 passes for 155 yards and four touchdowns en route to being named NFL.com's "Preseason MVP". The Giants got caught up in the frenzy and the 6'4", 215lb, 23 year-old out of nowhere was placed on the team's final roster.

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There is no question the breakout star of Giants camp thus far has been WR Corey Washington, who has two TD receptions in the Giants' first two preseason games and is regularly beating the Giants' newly-revamped secondary in practice.

"He is a guy that came in as one of the smaller school guys, and wasn?t getting reps at first and then just exploded," CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie told reporters on Tuesday. "Even in practice he was making some big catches against the ones, twos and threes. It didn?t matter who was out there. He tends to find himself jumping over people, so he is definitely a gifted young man."

The 6'4" Washington's performance has quelled some of the fears the club has had over their depth at WR. With first round pick Odell Beckham, Jr. who just started practicing after missing over two months with a sore hamstring; and Mario Manningham, returning after two seasons in San Francisco, having a rough camp (dropping passes and simply looking rusty), Washington is filling the void and then some.

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The absence of WR Odell Beckham, Jr. on the field at Giants' training camp has opened up an unexpected competition at the backup WR spot.

The Giants' starters will unquestionably be Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle once the bullets start to fly, but the other 4-5 roster spots are becoming blurry. Corey Washington, Marcus Harris, Preston Parker, Travis Harvey and Julian Talley are all in the mix trying to make the team's roster.

Now, let's be clear. The Giants are keeping Beckham and Jerrel Jernigan. They will likely keep KR/WR Trindon Holliday and Mario Manningham appears to be coming around, so he could be retained as well. That leaves two open spots at the most.

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