When it comes to this season's Giants rookies, the main spotlight shines all over first-rounder Saquon Barkley. And even second-round G Will Hernandez is expected to be an immediate impact player this season.
But what about third-round DT B.J. Hill?
Hill has been highly impressive in the first few days of training camp, and among all rookies, he is the one getting the most first-team reps. So, a defensive tackle rotation of run-stuffing machine Damon "Snacks" Harrison, Dalvin Tomlinson, and Hill seems to be what the Giants are preparing for early on in camp.
The N.C. State product has caught his new head coach, Pat Shurmur's, eye and that is always a good thing for rookies.
"I think they were a little bit disruptive at times," Shurmur told NJ.com's Matt Lombardo after watching the defensive line work with pads for the first time. "But no, B.J. Hill has come in really fast. And then Tomlinson, Dalvin is a really good player. I'm getting used to them. Now you see them in there with pads on. I'm getting a quicker, better feel for how we're going to rotate those guys in there."
Hill, who totaled 183 tackles -- 23.5 for loss -- and eight sacks over four seasons with the Wolfpack, has impressed his fellow teammates as well.
"B.J. has a lot of potential," Tomlinson said. "He's getting better, and better each day out there. I'm looking forward to playing with him in the games on Sunday. I like him. He comes in and works hard every day, he really has a lot of potential."
At the end of the day, though, it won't be Shurmur that is concocting the D-line rotation. It will be new defensive coordinator James Bettcher's duty to do that each week.
Luckily for Hill, his early success has gone unnoticed by him.
"From a young guys' standpoint, I think B.J's really coming along," Bettcher said. "I'm really excited with where he's at right now. Again, another guy excited to get his pads on, excited to see how we play in the run game when we get to training camp and have some padded practices. We know it's going to start with the run game and if we're going to be good in the run game, it's going to start with those interior guys up front."
The run game is where Hill excels, but the Giants didn't just draft him to be a run stopper. They already have that in Harrison, who is arguably the best at that category in the entire NFL.
Instead, Bettcher admits Hill was drafted because the Giants believed him to be available for them no matter the down.
"One of the things when we drafted B.J. that was part of us selecting him because we thought he has a potential to be a three-down player," Bettcher explained. "Whether that's a middle push guy, whether that's a guy that can beat some guards and create some disruption for either edge players, or edge pressure guys."
Hill may not be the one rookie Giants fans are keeping a keen eye on at camp. But, as the weeks start to reveal which rookies other than Barkley or Hernandez will be seen on the field in Week 1, count on Hill to be one that bursts onto the scene.