A Super Bowl triumph fittingly put the New York Giants at the pinnacle of the sport's world in February of 2012. It also left their roster susceptible to pillaging from 31 other franchises hungry to capture and replicate their success.
The departures of Mario Manningham, Aaron Ross and Brandon Jacobs following Super Bowl XLVI, opened the door for a new wave of unproven talent to step up for the Giants in 2012.
Several young players performed well in prominent roles for Tom Coughlin. Others waited for an opportunity that never came. With a wide spectrum of young players at different points in their careers, the Giants have good reason to be optimistic.
Free agency will inevitably bring more changes to the Giants' roster. Here's a glance at who will continue to step up for New York, and who will finally get a chance to seize their opportunity.