As minicamp comes to a close, the New York Giants are already looking to a flock of incoming second years to play crucial roles in their campaign as defending Super Bowl champions.
Perhaps none more so than offensive tackle James Brewer.
A fourth-round selection in 2011, Brewer was an impact player at Indiana, where he received All-Big Ten honors and 16 career touchdown-resulting blocks. But as a member of Big Blue last season, he failed to see any action.
By opening night, however, Brewer may find himself in the position of starting right tackle.
Brewer heads a throng of Giants looking to improve on their rookie years. Check out five second-years we're eying to make the leap from nascent prospects to big-time players in 2012.