5 New York Giants Ready To Break Out 2014
As voluntary workouts begin, it is back to work for many NFL players. The Giants are one of nineteen teams to hold voluntary workouts, and with these workouts we commence a new year of hope and promise for Big Blue. With many new faces, the team surely looks very different on paper than the team that lost its first six games of last year. The Giants went out this offseason and acquired numerous free agents, most notably CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and RB Rashad Jennings. Along with these fresh faces to join New York, there is still a core nucleus of players who have been with big blue for years and with some entering the prime of their careers. Over the past few seasons, the fans have witnessed the emergence of many young Giants, such as Victor Cruz and Jason Pierre Paul in 2011, and Stevie Brown in 2012. This year, there are several young players who have flashed signs of prominence and are slated to break out into stardom Here are 5 New York Giants ready to break out 2014.
Prince Amukamara– Heading into his fourth season out of Nebraska, the first round pick in 2011 has become one of the better cover-corners in the game. He has increased his number of tackles per season by over 30 each season (including leading all corners with 76 tackles in 2013), as well as more than doubled the number of passes defended each season. He forced two fumbles last season, and has avoided injuries for the most part since breaking his foot in 2011, playing in all 16 games last season. Although he only has one interception per season, his pass-defending skills and coverage ability make up for his lack of picks. His constant seasonal improvement and overall health make him a prime candidate to breakout and become a premier corner in 2014.