When the New York Giants purged themselves of several big-name veterans this offseason, general manager Jerry Reese made a bold commitment to the team's unproven players. With an expanded role and the trust of their team behind them, these five neophytes are primed to contribute for New York throughout the 2013 season.
The ability to replace the likes of Ahmad Bradshaw, Osi Umenyiora and Michael Boley will be paramount to New York's success in 2013.
Salary-cap confinements may have forced Reese's hand earlier than he would have liked in promoting younger players to the first team. With the season fast approaching, preseason football is more valuable than ever for New York.
Unproven players are rookies or have had inconsistent playing time at this point in their careers. Here are five mercurial Giants primed to become reliable assets in 2013.