You don't need ELITE players to win. What you need is SOLID players all around.
How many elite players on the Giants
' team that won the Superbowl?
We NEED Justin Blackmon ?
Giants did pretty well with Cruz (undrafted), Hakeem Nicks
(1-29) and Manningham (3rd rounder).
We NEED Richardson ?
Giants got by with Bradshaw (7th) and Jacobs (4th round).
We NEED Clayborne ?
What about Corey Webster
(2nd round) and Aaron Ross
We NEED Kalil (even if we won't get him) ?
Giants LT David Diehl
was a 5th round choice!
We have JL55 (who wasn't a blue chip prospect) at MLB when the Giants won the Superbowl with an undrafted LB playing the position (Chase Blackburn
I didn't check the all roster, but the Giants probably have VERY FEW (Manning is the only one that comes to mind and he is often criticized for not being a Top QB).
What we need is to eliminate the weak links from our roster.