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5 Biggest Additions to the New York Giants’ Offense

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5 Biggest Additions on Offense

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A season like 2013 could not be repeated. The New York Giants knew it. Frankly, everyone knew it. Jerry Reese has led New York on one of their more active offseasons in recent years. The Giants had more problem areas than they could count and, through free agency and the NFL Draft, the front office has done its best to turn this team into a contender once again. Here are New York's five biggest offseason additions on offense.

5. Kellen Davis, Tight End

Kellen Davis Seattle Seahawks
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5. Kellen Davis, Tight End

Kellen Davis Seattle Seahawks
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No, it certainly wasn't a sexy pick-up but the signing of Kellen Davis gives New York another solid blocker along the offensive line. Davis is not much of a threat in the receiving game but he can help Eli Manning stay on his feet and clear the way for the rushing attack. After last season's Brandon Myers disaster, the Giants knew a block-first tight end would have to be in order. It was another step in trying to fix last year's "broken" offense.

4. Weston Richburg, Center

Weston Richburg Colorado State
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4. Weston Richburg, Center

Weston Richburg Colorado State
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The Giants snagged Colorado State center Weston Richburg in the second round of the NFL Draft. Richburg was a captain and a durable player in college, going his entire career without missing a game. New York expects Richburg to compete and win the role of starting center for the 2014 season. He will be competing against J.D. Walton, another offseason acquisition. However, Walton has not played an NFL game since 2012.

3. Rashad Jennings, Running Back

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3. Rashad Jennings, Running Back

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The Giants picked up their starting running back in free agency when they signed Rashad Jennings. Jennings has been a career backup in the past but he has still seen extended playing time, backing up the likes of Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden. Jennings had the best season of his career last year with the Raiders. Peyton Hillis, David Wilson and Andre Williams should all be able to help Jennings carry the load at different points.

2. Odell Beckham Jr., Wide Receiver

Odell Beckham Jr. LSU
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2. Odell Beckham Jr., Wide Receiver

Odell Beckham Jr. LSU
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Odell Beckham Jr. was New York's first-round draft pick. The Giants have a lot of confidence that Beckham can make an immediate impact at wide receiver. Beckham is a natural play-making wide-out who is absolutely lethal in open space. New York will also likely give him an opportunity at return man, where he excelled during his time at LSU. Look for Beckham to have a monster rookie year on a team that was desperate for another weapon.

1. Geoff Schwartz, Guard

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1. Geoff Schwartz, Guard

Geoff Schwartz Kansas City Chiefs
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After a season where the offensive line's play was absolutely devastating to the dynamic of the offense, the Giants made repairing the unit up front their top priority. New York signed guard Geoff Schwartz who will be a major upgrade for the G-Men. He will help anchor a new and improved unit that will be hoping to keep Eli Manning upright and in the pocket. If the Giants can give Manning time to operate, look for New York to get back on track.