Antrel Rolle named a Top-5 Safety

Posted Jul 17, 2014 named Giants Safety Antrel Rolle one of the Top-5 in the game

If the Giants ever go camping, all they need to bring is Antrel Rolle. He’s their Swiss Army knife.

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Safety, cornerback, linebacker, he does it all for them in some form on defense. But on a roster, you can be listed at only one spot. For Rolle, that’s safety, and after a career year, he was ranked third in the NFL at his position by Bucky Brooks.

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

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