Three Breakout Candidates for the New York Giants Offense

5/25/12 in NFL   |   Anthony_Raia   |   37 respect

As the start of training camps becomes closer and closer, the defending champion New York Giants look to do something that has not been done in awhile: repeat. While they may be set back a little with Hakeem Nicks out 12 weeks after fracturing his foot, lets take a look at three potential breakout players that can help the Giants win another Lombardi trophy.
May 11, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants first round draft pick running back David Wilson (34) speaks with head coach Tom Coughlin during minicamp at the Timex Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE1. Mitch Petrus OG

It is rare to see an offensive lineman on a list of potential breakout players, but Petrus showed flashes that he could be a very good player last year. In addition to his mean streak Petrus showed excellent skills in run blocking, which was a weakness of last year's offensive line. If Petrus can improve on his pass blocking look for him to assume a starting guard position and vastly improve the Giants offensive line.

2. Martellus Bennett TE

Bennett had only seventeen catches last year, totaling 144 yards but given the fact that tight ends Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum most likely will not be ready for the start of the season Bennett could have a big impact early. Bennett was never really given an opportunity in Dallas, sitting behind Jason Witten. Ballard was very effective last year for the Giants and Bennett's athleticism is off the charts compared to Ballard. If Bennett is ever going to live up to his skills, this would be the year.

3. The Running Game

This breakout "player" goes down as a group because the Giants do not like to use just one running back. After a dismal 2011 performance from the backfield the running game should get a boost with the addition of rookie David Wilson. Wilson, along with Ahmad Bradshaw and D.J. Ware will look to improve on last years output.
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