The NFL Media analyst recently placed Rolle behind only Kansas City’s Eric Berry and Seattle’s Earl Thomas, who claimed the top spot.
“The cagey veteran remains one of the top playmakers in the game despite entering his 10th season in the league,” Brooks wrote. “In fact, Rolle is fresh off his best professional campaign. As a former cornerback, he's comfortable manning up against tight ends and receivers in the slot, but he's also adept at patrolling the deep middle. His versatility allows defensive coordinator Perry Fewell to use him in a variety of roles in the Giants' sub-packages to keep quarterbacks guessing in the pocket.
“Rolle is a proven playmaker with a knack for picking off passes (23 career interceptions, including six in 2013) and creating disruption on the second level. He's an ideal Swiss army knife to counter the versatile offenses setting the pace in today's NFL.”
Here are the top five safeties in the NFL, according to NFL.com.
1) Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks
2) Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs
3) Antrel Rolle, New York Giants
4) Jairus Byrd, New Orleans Saints
5) Kam Chancellor, Seattle Seahawks