Giants center Weston Richburg was at left guard last year in his rookie season. Now in his natural position at center, not only does he need to play like a veteran but the team is looking at him as one, too.

Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz brought up the 2014 second round draft pick's name when asked who was the leader(s) on New York's o-line.

"He’s our center and I know it’s his second year but he’s really taken command of that position," said Schwartz, with Armen and Levack on 104.5 The Team.

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No offense, but one of the reasons why Richburg is being looked at in this way is because there's a massive leadership void on this line.

"Last year when Chris Snee left, when he did before training camp, we never had anyone fill his leadership role because it happened so abruptly," said Schwartz, who also feels comfortable being looked at as a leader on amongst this group.

"You can never say ‘I’m going to be a leader’ but you try to lead by example and hope you can fill a leadership role. That’s what I’ve tried to do this off-season. I know it’s been tough because I haven’t always been out there to take all the reps. But just in rehab, being in the meeting room and being with the guys, I’m just trying to be a leader."

In the Giants second year in a new offense, the G-Men's offensive line simply hopes to play as one cohesive group, whether there's an obvious leader that stands out or not.

"I think all of us have done a good job of bringing out our leadership qualities and I think we’ve worked hard so far in this first nine weeks to get there."

Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz joins Armen and Levack weekdays at 5:15pm ET on 'Your Home for New York Sports', 104.5 The Team. 

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