New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese was asked during his year-end press conference if the task of improving a Giants roster that had finished 7-9 was one he viewed as a “massive reconstruction” project
“There is definitely some reconstruction that needs to be done,” he said. “You’ve seen teams turn it around quickly in this league, but we definitely have some personnel issues that we need to resolve as we move into the next season.”
At this point, the Giants' needs are about as crystal clear as they've ever been. Offensive line, tight end, receiver, cornerback and running back are just a few of the many areas that are no doubt on the radar.
The questions though are how they plan to fill those needs and if they can address everything in one offseason.
On the bright side, the Giants do have a handful of young players believed to be in the team's 2014 plans who, if they can show improvement, could very well become part of the team’s core.
Here’s a look at five of those players.