OBJ contract status will loom large over Giants training camp

The New York Giants open training camp on July 25 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Here's a closer look at the Giants' camp:

Top storyline: How the Giants and star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. handle the summer will be interesting. They're dealing with a delicate situation, barring an contract agreement before the start of camp. Beckham wants a new deal and is not expected to put himself at risk in live drills or preseason games until it's done. He will show up to camp but not put himself at risk. The Giants don't want to alienate their top playmaker. If they botch this, it could derail their season.

QB depth chart: It's Eli Manning's show once again even at 37 years old with a new coach and general manager. He's the clear-cut starter and first-team option. Davis Webb has a year under his belt and is the No. 2 after a strong spring, with rookie Kyle Lauletta, this year's fourth-round pick, next in line. Alex Tanney fills out the rotation as a likely camp arm.

Bubble watch: The Giants overhauled their offensive line this offseason and veteran guard John Jerry is no longer near the top of the pecking order despite starting 16 games three of the past four seasons. His roster spot could be in jeopardy. The Giants will also have intense competitions at wide receiver, cornerback and free safety, where there are a handful of players (Roger Lewis, Russell Shepard, B.W. Webb, William Gay and Curtis Riley to name a few) who could either play significant roles or be cut depending on how the summer plays out.

This rookie could start: Running back Saquon Barkley was the No. 2 overall pick. He's going to start and handle a heavy workload. Second-round pick Will Hernandez also looks as if he's going to be a day one starter. He finished the spring as the first-team left guard. Defensive lineman B.J. Hill, a third-round pick out of North Carolina State, has a strong chance to start at defensive end with Josh Mauro suspended the first four games of the season.

Free safety competition: This should be the most interesting competition of training camp. Darian Thompson, Andrew Adams, Curtis Riley and Michael Thomas all appear to have a realistic chance to win this starting job alongside Landon Collins. Thompson is the incumbent who has something to prove. Adams also has starting experience. Riley is the newcomer who impressed this spring and Thomas is the trusty veteran who has worked with defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo his entire career. It's anyone's job to take.

New looks: The Giants made a lot of changes this offseason. They're debuting new offensive and defensive schemes. This summer will provide a clearer look at what coach Pat Shurmur and defensive coordinator James Bettcher want their units to become. Shurmur should get to experiment at some point with Beckham, Barkley, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram on the field together. Bettcher will need to dig deep to find some pass-rushers from a young group behind Olivier Vernon. The Giants will learn a lot about themselves this summer.