Created on Apr 01, 2013 1:29 PM EST
Only 25 years old, Hakeem Nicks already has four full seasons as a productive NFL wide receiver under his belt, as well as a Super Bowl ring to go along with it. Because Nicks has made an impact on the field from Day 1 as a Giant, a lot of people forget just how young he still is but, at only 25, the Giants have a franchise wide receiver on their hands with the potential of becoming one of the top players in the league.
With Victor Cruz and him lining up on either side of Eli Manning, Big Blue certainly has a bright future ahead of them at the wide receiver position—as long as they can make sure that neither of them slips away in free agency, which they won't if they're smart. The threat of the big play is always there when Nicks is on the field playing at 100 percent—which he wasn't for a majority of the 2012 season—and his performance in the 2011 playoffs alone is enough of a reason to give him a lengthy contract extension.