A lower draft choice or free agent pick-up usually on offense does nothing and gets hidden away on an injury list or the practice squad and emerges later as a big time contributor or in the case of Victor Cruz, a game breaking mega star. Has to do mostly with hidden talent recognized and being coached up. Last year Ballard, Pascoe, Boothe, and Cruz fit the description. In prior years you could mention Derick Ward, Ryan Grant, Hixon, etc.
It has happened many times under Tom Coughlin
there are a few candidates for 2012.
QB-Ryan Perrilloux. Hopefully after a trade or as a back-up and not as a replacement for Eli.
RB-Da’Rel Scott. Would be a classic description fit at a position of need.
TE-Christian Hopkins and Ryan Purvis
OL-Selvish Capers and James Brewer.