5 New York Giants with the Most to Prove in 2014

5 New York Giants with the Most to Prove in 2014

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The New York Giants had a rough season in 2013. They are looking to turn things around in 2014, as they made plenty of moves in free agency and brought in productive college players in the draft. The Giants look better on paper, but some players still have something to prove. Here are five players who have the most to prove in 2014.

5. TE Adrien Robinson

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5. TE Adrien Robinson

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The third-year tight end is being given a great opportunity this season. The Giants showed some confidence in him not spending big resources on upgrading the position. Adrien Robinson is gifted athletically and has prototypical size, but has yet to stay healthy or make an impact. Jerry Reese has said the TE position will be by committee, but Robinson right now has the upperhand. He just has to make the most of the chance being given to him.

4. RB Rashad Jennings

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4. RB Rashad Jennings

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The Giants pounced quickly on Rashad Jennings, signing him at the onset of free agency. They are giving Jennings his first shot at being a true featured back. GM Jerry Reese has thrown around the ‘bell cow’ description for Jennings, as he has the skills to be a complete running back. He can run, is a threat as a receiver out of the backfield, and is capable in pass protection. Now it is time for him to show the Giants made the right decision.

3. S Stevie Brown

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3. S Stevie Brown

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Stevie Brown was on track to be a starter in 2013 before an ACL injury ended his season. Once again he is set to start, but has a lot to prove. He has to prove that he is fully healed, something he says that he is, and can handle the strain of being a starter full time. Brown also needs to prove 2012 also wasn’t a fluke, when he replaced the injured Kenny Phillips and recorded eight interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

2. DE Jason Pierre-Paul

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2. DE Jason Pierre-Paul

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With Justin Tuck leaving, Jason Pierre-Paul is now the leader along the D-Line. It is a responsibility that will not be easy to shoulder, as he will be looked upon to lead on and off the field. But he did learn from one of the best in Tuck. Getting his production back on the field will be imperative to the Giants' success as well. If he is past his nagging injuries, expect to see more of the JPP from 2012 than the 2013 and 2014 form.

1. OT Will Beatty

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1. OT Will Beatty

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Will Beatty struggled mightily in 2013, resulting in a poor performance from the Giants' offensive line as a whole. His injury in the last game of the season did not help matters, as he has missed all the offseason practices thus far. If he does not bounce back, he could be on the chopping block. The Giants have poured plenty of resources into the O-Line this offseason, and will move on from Beatty if he does not perform once again.

Kenneth Teape is a New York Giants writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @teapester725, “Like” on Facebook or join his Google network.


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