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RoanokeFan
01-26-2013, 07:51 AM
http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/22177/giant-five-2013-breakthrough-candidates

Excerpt: "This week we are rolling out some Giants top five lists.

So far, we have taken a look at five Giants leaders (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/22067/giant-five-top-leaders), the five biggest base salaries (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/22097/giant-five-highest-base-salaries) on the roster, five Giants injuries to monitor (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/22119/giant-five-injuries-to-monitor-in-offseason) in the offseason, and five bounce-back candidates (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/22152/giant-five-bounce-back-candidates).

Now we examine five Giants who could have a breakout season in 2013, with more playing time and a bigger role. All these players have three years of experience or less.

1. RB David Wilson (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14887/david-wilson) –- Wilson came on strong late in the 2012 season, with 230 of his 358 rushing yards coming in three of the last four games. He started two of the last three and gave the Giants a glimpse of what he can do as a No. 1 back. GM Jerry Reese said Wilson can carry the load of being a starter.

2. WR Rueben Randle (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14911/rueben-randle) –- The Giants’ second-round pick last year also came on late in the season, with four catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns in his only start, against the Eagles in the season finale. Domenik Hixon (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/9716/domenik-hixon) is reliable and can make some big catches, but it may be time to see what Randle can do as the team's full-time third wide receiver.

3. RT James Brewer (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14098/james-brewer) -– Reese and the coaching staff talked quite a bit about Brewer before training camp last year. The 2011 fourth-round pick may be in the mix to start at right tackle in 2013. David Diehl (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/4618/david-diehl) is entering the final year of his contract, and left tackle Will Beatty (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12610/will-beatty) is a free agent. It might be time to see if Brewer is ready for a bigger role. " Read more...

jomo
01-26-2013, 07:59 AM
Any list that has Marvin Austin listed as "honorable mention" naturally forces me to question the acumen of the writer, no??

Still I believe that Wilson and Randle are ready to make significant contributions next year.

I would also put Jaquan Williams ahead of Herzlich and Paysinger as breakout candidates.

myles2424
01-26-2013, 08:02 AM
I'll predict...
Hosley,full offseason & some tweaking, becomes a pleasant suprise....
Rueben Randle,flashed a little as a rookie...wich in a world that guys go 2,3 years & not show anything,is a good thing....
Mosley,idk why,but I'll go with him because Brewer looked absolutely horrible against preseason Bums....
Kuhn,pushes his way into a big role...
Ojomo, typical answer yes...but I believe he'll follow up preseason hype big time as Cruz did.....

Captain Chaos
01-26-2013, 08:21 AM
Any list that has Marvin Austin listed as "honorable mention" naturally forces me to question the acumen of the writer, no??

Still I believe that Wilson and Randle are ready to make significant contributions next year.

I would also put Jaquan Williams ahead of Herzlich and Paysinger as breakout candidates.

Agreed Jomo! some of the players they mention are surprising....

TCHOF
01-26-2013, 09:22 AM
That's actually a sad list of breakout candidates (after the first 2 of course). I don't think that candidates 3-5 (with the possible exception of Paysinger) are even close to being starting NFL players, much less breakout candidates. I'm guessing that at least one of them will not be on the final 53 man roster to begin next season.

TheEnigma
01-26-2013, 09:31 AM
Really hard to tell until we know which players we pick up in the draft. Some of these guys could be pushed further down the depth chart from kids who are still taking classes today.

nhpgiantsfan
01-26-2013, 09:33 AM
Wilson and Randle are the only two that I have any confidence in, although a lot of Wilson's potential lies in the hands of the OL which has not gotten the job done in the running game lately.

jomo
01-26-2013, 11:14 AM
I'll predict...
Hosley,full offseason & some tweaking, becomes a pleasant suprise....
Rueben Randle,flashed a little as a rookie...wich in a world that guys go 2,3 years & not show anything,is a good thing....
Mosley,idk why,but I'll go with him because Brewer looked absolutely horrible against preseason Bums....
Kuhn,pushes his way into a big role...
Ojomo, typical answer yes...but I believe he'll follow up preseason hype big time as Cruz did.....I agree on Hosley. He could be very useful in the slot.

brad
01-26-2013, 12:27 PM
My top 5 would be

Wilson
Randle
Ojomo
Hosely
Paysinger

Carter.525
01-26-2013, 12:32 PM
my top 5

Wilson
Randle
Herzlich.. please
J Williams
Hosley

primetime
01-26-2013, 12:55 PM
I'm suprised no one mentioned Prince. He had a solid sophmore season but I believe he will only get better. I could see his interception numbers going up as he may be the guy covering the opposing teams #1. David Wilson and Rueben Randle are the two easy choices for they will see more playing time. I would also put Will Hill, he has shown he can be very versatile in Fewell's defense, he has to much raw talent not to be getting more playing time. I was shocked to see James Brewer on the list, in the pre-season he was getting abused by guys who are selling car insurance right about now. But in the few games he played during the jumbo package he played well. We all know if J. Will can stay healthy he will have a solid season, I think he should be the starting weak side linebacker next season.

Toadofsteel
01-26-2013, 01:24 PM
I'm suprised no one mentioned Prince. He had a solid sophmore season but I believe he will only get better. I could see his interception numbers going up as he may be the guy covering the opposing teams #1.
I think Prince has already broken out. Will he improve, yes. But teams know he's our best corner now...


David Wilson and Rueben Randle are the two easy choices for they will see more playing time. I would also put Will Hill, he has shown he can be very versatile in Fewell's defense, he has to much raw talent not to be getting more playing time. I was shocked to see James Brewer on the list, in the pre-season he was getting abused by guys who are selling car insurance right about now. But in the few games he played during the jumbo package he played well. We all know if J. Will can stay healthy he will have a solid season, I think he should be the starting weak side linebacker next season.

I think the Brewer love comes from the fact that absolutely nobody wants Diehl around anymore...

TCHOF
01-26-2013, 01:41 PM
my top 5

Wilson
Randle
Herzlich.. please
J Williams
Hosley

Herzlich is awful and IMO his roster spot is in jeopardy if we draft any LB's

ibbill
01-26-2013, 02:17 PM
Any list that has Marvin Austin listed as "honorable mention" naturally forces me to question the acumen of the writer, no??

Still I believe that Wilson and Randle are ready to make significant contributions next year.

I would also put Jaquan Williams ahead of Herzlich and Paysinger as breakout candidates.
+1

Shockeystays08
01-26-2013, 02:18 PM
I agree with Wilson, Randle I'm coming around on but still a bit leary, the other 3 I am puzzled by. I would say Prince, Will and JJ have great shots at breakout seasons. The Giants started getting JJ more snaps at the end of the year and thought enough of him to have 6 active WR rather than the 5 they went through most of the season with. I also have a bit of inside info on JJ being that my daughter who goes to Troy is friends with one of JJ' s closest friends. Word is JJ is very confident he will be seeing increased time in the slot as well as some time out wide. He has no illusions about replacing Cruz but is feeling good about being more involved in the offensive game plan next season.