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As the Giants' season wound down last December and injuries began to pile up, Tom Coughlin was relegated to playing the end of his bench. Like a scene out of the film, "Rudy," little-used, third-year WR Jerrel Jernigan got his chance to play after Victor Cruz was lost for the season.

For three seasons, the Giants carried WR Jerrel Jernigan. Yesterday, he carried them.

Coughlin did not play the role of a begrudgingly resistant Dan Devine, but rather a coddling father who finally realized it was time to let go. ?So far down the depth chart was Jernigan that he was almost a cinch to be bumped off the roster this summer.

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Up until a few weeks ago, Giants WR/KR Jerrel Jernigan was on his way to becoming another NFL Draft miscalculation by the Giants. Then, Victor Cruz got hurt and the Giants were forced to finally play Jernigan. Surprise! He responded by carrying the Giants' offense for the final two weeks.

"I?m not sure why it took us three years to find out that Jerrel Jernigan can play. We finally put him in the game and he starts making plays" - CEO John Mara
From SNYGiants contributor Craig Santucci:

It might be a small sample size, but Jerrel Jernigan, the New York Giants third-year wide receiver, stepped up and showed the world he belonged. In the last three games, Jernigan had 19 catches for 237 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

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With the 77th installment of the NFL draft now officially in the books, seven new faces?excluding UDFA?s?join the defending Super Bowl champs hoping to accomplish the same feat in 2012. While all of the Giants? draft picks can?t be pegged as surefire starters in the fall, they are sure to have an impact over the next five months as roster sizes are cut from 90 to 53.

Here?s how the newest class of rookies fit in:

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from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN New York:

Tom Coughlin?said Jernigan remains ?in the mix? to return punts with?Domenik Hixon. Coughlin has tried to keep Hixon healthy by using Jernigan on punts in the preseason although the head coach says Jernigan is in contention to return punts in the regular season.

?He will be will one of them for sure,? Coughlin said of Jernigan, who injured his wrist during the game but said he is fine after X-rays were negative. ?You leave him out there long enough he learns. He did some good things as well as some bad things again.?

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The Giants 2011 draft class will start the season with an incomplete. The injuries to their first two selections (CB Prince Amukamara and DT Marvin Austin) will delay their grade until next year at the soonest. But that does not mean this class won't turn out to be a success before those two return.

The Giants have been known to find gems in the middle and late rounds. This year, they may have hit the jackpot. ?Yesterday morning, I wrote the following and was mocked by many a reader:

S Tyler Sash is in, as are LB Jacquian Williams and RB Da?Rel Scott. The Giants would be ill advised to cut any of them. They could ? COULD - just be looking at their new Jason Sehorn, Jesse Armstead and David Meggett in those three.
A little overzealous on my part. I'll admit. But if you watched last night's game, who were the Giants' stars....?

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Call me crazy, but this Giants offense is missing something. In fact, it's missing a lot when you sit back and look at it.

They do not throw the football over the middle of the field. They have no legitimate TE to handle that duty and only one WR (Domenik Hixon) who is capable of handling it. Hence, every pass is either over or around the defense.

Opponents will catch on to this (if they haven't already) real soon and adjust accordingly. The Giants will have nothing to counter with. They should have drafted a tight end.

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There's a new No. 12 in town.

Just hours after Steve Smith signed with the Eagles, the Giants gave his No. 12 jersey?to rookie wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan. He had been wearing No. 3.

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The Giants haven?t had a game changing player in quite some time. Sure they?ve had plenty of star power, but rarely have they had a player that teams feared on both offense and special teams.

I have recently had the pleasure of interviewing the Giants 3rd round draft pick Jerrel Jernigan. New York fans are hoping that he can become the player that all other teams have to game plan for when facing the Giants.

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