The Future Is Bright: Nicks and Barden

Josh BermanCorrespondent IJune 20, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MAY 09:  Ramses Barden #13 and Hakeem Nicks #18 of the New York Giants works out at rookie camp on May 9, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

With the New York Giants mini-camps coming to a close this past weekend and an extended break from now until the August 2nd training camp there is little to write about. What better opportunity then to write about the two Giants WRs that seem to be the most overlooked. Hakeem Nicks was taken 29th overall in the past draft and Barden went in the third rd. Both were productive at the respective schools but they seem to have lost that factor that makes writer's mouths water about reporting on them. They are truly the most over looked of the group. With Hixon, Smith, Moss and Mannigham stealing the spotlight these rookies are quietly waiting to pounce. Can't you just seem them becoming the to go to guys of this offense in the next 3 to 5 years? Its like a young Toomer (Nicks) and Plax (Barden) except without th eoff feild problems or old age. They are begining their young careers together and if they stay straight the could be a main stay in the Giants offense for years to come. Give it a few years but soon we will all see that Smith needs to stay at slot, although I believe he will have a break out year, Hixon is a great return man not receiver, Moss is to injury riden, and Manigham will be a great multy receiver package guy. Barden and Nicks could potentially become the greatest receiving tandem this decade.