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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
The New York Giants' rookie minicamp began Friday and will last through Sunday. The Beast will speak with first-round pick Hakeem Nicks on Saturday afternoon.
Today, fourth-round pick Andre Brown met with reporters. The Giants think he can compete for Derrick Ward's old job. Here's the exchange between a reporter and Brown.
Jerry Reese spoke about you after the draft and he compared you to Derrick Ward and said that you wore [No.] 24 but you looked like [No.] 34 out there. Do you see that comparison?
Andre Brown: Derrick Ward was a great back here. Thank you for the comparisons. I'm going to just go out here and play the game that I know how to play. If they want me to be that back, I can. I'm going to go out here and work hard and try to do anything I can to help this team out to get to a championship.
Pretty good answer. The more I hear about Brown, the more it seems like he could be the steal of the draft. Reese and Tom Coughlin love creating competition during minicamps and training camp. The position battle involving Danny Ware, Ahmad Bradshaw and Brown is going to be fun to watch.