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5 New York Giants Offseason Additions With the Most to Offer in 2014

5 New York Giants Additions With Most to Offer

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After a rough 2013 season, the New York Giants went out of character and reloaded in free agency. The Giants usually like to build through the draft, but with a couple of draft classes that did not produce, they had to change things up. The active free agency landed the Giants some pieces that will help turn things around. Here are five offseason additions with the most to offer in 2014.

5. WR Odell Beckham Jr.

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5. WR Odell Beckham Jr.

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The Giants' first-round pick from this season should step right into the role vacated by Hakeem Nicks. He will bring the vertical option back to the Giants' passing game that was hurt by many factors last season. He is also versatile enough to line up at the slot if need-be. He can also have an impact right away on special teams as an explosive return man. He will have an opportunity right away to make a name for himself either at either spot.

4. OC Ben McAdoo

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4. OC Ben McAdoo

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The Giants' offense needed a change of scenery, so in comes former Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo. The offense will look to get back on track, and McAdoo should help. If he can get anything near what he got out of Aaron Rodgers with Eli Manning, the Giants are in business. The more west-coast offense, compared to the read and react of Kevin Gilbride, looks to be helping some of the Giants such as Rueben Randle.

3. RB Rashad Jennings

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3. RB Rashad Jennings

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After the disaster the Giants had at RB last season, they pounced on Jennings early in free agency. This will be his first shot at a feature role, and he has the tools to make it happen. He is a receiving threat and can pass block when he is not running the ball. He is an upgrade on the situation the Giants had last season. He will receive help from David Wilson, Andre Williams and Peyton Hillis, but will be the lead back.

2. OL Geoff Schwartz

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2. OL Geoff Schwartz

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The offensive line was a disaster for the Giants in 2013, and upgrading in free agency was a priority. Schwartz is a massive upgrade for the Giants, and should slide right into the left guard spot. His versatility will be an asset as well, as he can move over to tackle if the Giants find an O-Line combination they like better. He will help get the line back on track.

1. CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

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1. CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

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In an effort to reload their secondary, the Giants made a surprisingly big splash in bringing in DRC. Rodgers-Cromartie will be the No.1 CB on the roster for the Giants, making that possibly the strongest unit on the team. Combined with Prince Amukamara, the duo is one of the better pairings in the NFL. He will be expected to shutdown the opponent's No.1 WR every week, and if he can do that consistently, this defense will succeed.

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