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New York Giants' 2012 Season Awards

A look back at some of the best and worst of last season for the Giants.

Rich Schultz

As the off-season continues and free agency approaches, we take a look at some of the best and worst of the 2012 season for the New York Giants. Here are some of my postseason awards.

Offensive MVP - Victor Cruz
He may not have had as many yards as 2011, but Cruz was still the Giants' biggest offensive weapon.

Defensive MVP - Stevie Brown
With a struggling secondary, Brown led the safeties to have a solid year. Not to mention he was tied for second in the NFL for interceptions.

Special Teams MVP - David Wilson
Wilson gave the Giants a reliable kickoff return game and set records, including an all-purpose yard record against the New Orleans Saints with 327.

Most Improved - Andre Brown
Brown had a struggling career and finally found his place in 2012 with the Giants. He will be a powerful back up to Wilson in 2013.

Least Improved - Ramses Barden
Another year of hope that ended in another year of disappointment.

Biggest Surprise - Stevie Brown
Brown easily had his best year of his career in 2012 and was a nice surprise for the defense.

Biggest Disappointment - Corey Webster
What's frustrating most is we've seen Webster's ability depleting the last couple of years, and in 2012 he became a liability in the corners. Can he bounce back for 2013, or will nothing change?

Best Rookie - Wilson
It took Wilson a while to find his ground, but once he did he was off to the races. With Wilson, it's about finding a comfort level, and once he does he's unstoppable.

Best Offseason Acquisition - Martellus Bennett
The Giants needed an experienced tight end after Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum suffered ACL tears and then losing Ballard on waivers to the New England Patriots. They got that player in Bennett from Dallas. Bennett wants to return for 2013 and the GIants should consider it.

Best-Kept Secret - Henry Hynoski
One of the reasons the run game was improved so much was because of Hynoski thanks to his top notch blocking. Hynoski was probably the most consistent player for the Giants in 2012.

Player(s) Ready to Emerge Next Season - David Wilson, Rueben Randle, and Will Hill
All three rookies flashed signs of good things to come in the future in 2012. I have a feeling these three will have big years in 2013.

Least Likely to Return Next Season - Osi Umenyiora
He said 2012 would likely be his last year with the Giants. He wants starter's money the Giants don't want to give him. I would be shocked if he's not somewhere else in 2013.

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