The 2012 season likely won't produce a bigger surprise than the performance of Victor Cruz in 2011, but there are still a number of players who will rise from relative obscurity into the nation's collective conscience.
A full offseason will allow players to fully acquaint themselves with their respective playbooks and teammates rather than being rushed through an abbreviated offseason like last year.
This will be extremely helpful to the second-year players who weren't able to slowly adapt to the NFL. As a result, many second-year players should see a big spike in their production this season.
The lull that takes place between the NFL draft and the start of training camp can be excruciatingly painful for some fans, which is why an exercise like this is essential to retaining our sanity.
Without further ado, let's take a look at five under-the-radar players who are poised for huge years in 2012.