3 NY Giants flying under the radar who could play vital role in 2021

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Several unheralded players could play vital roles for the NY Giants during the 2021 NFL season

The NY Giants added some star-power to the roster this offseason, but just below the surface lie several role players who could prove critical to New York’s success in 2021.

When one thinks of the NY Giants these days, it’s all about the arm of Daniel Jones and the legs of Saquon Barkley that comes to the mind of most. NY Giants fans are hoping Jones can improve his accuracy in the passing game–while also learning how to deal with the underwhelming blocking from his OL–and Barkley could regain his 2018 pre-injury form so the team can return to the postseason for the first time in five seasons.

That said, there is plenty of talent up and down the depth chart in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and the big moments could well come from the non-headlining names this upcoming season.

I won’t blame you if your primary concerns this upcoming season will be tracking Kenny Golladay‘s status as a fantasy WR1 or if you want to hedge for Barkley losing touches to Devontae Booker or rookie Gary Brightwell.

These three players could emerge as breakout stars for the NY Giants in 2021:

NY Giants’ hidden gem #1: David Sills V, WR

The primary (and arguably only) reason David Sills V is a hidden gem in New York is because of his inability to hit the field in 2020 because of a fractured foot. Sills was a collegiate stud at West Virginia who caught 33 passes in his final two years as a Mountaineer and was best known for verbally committing to USC as a 13-year-old as a QB before changing course.

Should he finally get a chance to see the field in 2021, perhaps he can stand out in a crowded WR room.