NY Giants: Top 5 breakout candidates for the 2020 season

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After an offseason filled with significant additions via free agency and the draft, the NY Giants have a number of players poised for a breakout season.

NY Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, head coach Joe Judge, and the remainder of the team ownership and management group have had an extremely busy offseason in their quest to significantly upgrade the roster of the Giants amidst a rebuilding process.

It appears that they have been extremely successful in filling a number of glaring holes on their roster through both free agency and the draft. These moves have provided Giants fans with reasons to be more optimistic about the future of the franchise than they have had in recent memory.

The GMEN were able to significantly upgrade their offensive line by drafting Andrew Thomas, Matt Peart, and Shane Lemieux, as well as by adding Cameron Fleming via free agency. The injection of young players should represent a massive upgrade of the talent level of the starting group while adding valuable depth and versatility along the entire offensive line.

The NY Giants secondary is vastly improved from last season with the addition of the top-rated safety prospect in the draft in Xavier McKinney, an excellent slot corner prospect in Darnay Holmes, and additional depth in Chris Williamson via the draft.

This was in addition to adding a lockdown number one cornerback in James Bradberry via free agency. These additions will provide the Giants defense with a number of players with positional versatility and will also provide depth at the safety and cornerback positions, which lacked depth last season.

Additionally, the NY Giants exponentially upgraded their linebacking corps this offseason with the additions of Blake Martinez and Kyler Fackrell via free agency and Cam Brown, Carter Coughlin, T.J. Brunson, and Tae Crowder via the draft. As a result, their linebacker group is more athletic and talented than in years past.

While the offensive line, secondary, and linebacker group received the most notable upgrades this offseason, the NY Giants were able to address other needs to a lesser degree at running back, backup quarterback, tight end, and special teams.

While these weren’t as impressive on paper as the other aforementioned moves, as a whole they make Big Blue exponentially better going into the 2020 season.

As a result of these moves, a number of NY  Giants players should see significant improvements in their performance due to an increase in talent around them and the fact that they can be put in situations that are tailored more to their strengths with the additional depth that is now available.

With that in mind, let’s examine five players who could be in for breakout campaigns next season for the NY Giants.