MICHAEL EISEN: Fact - The speedy Murphy could become the deep threat in the Giants’ offense and if he is, four touchdowns should be easily attainable with
JOHN SCHMEELK: Fiction - Assuming
DAN SALOMONE: Fiction - Four would tie his career high, which he set as a rookie in 2009 with Oakland. Since then, he only has three in 41 games. I’m not saying it isn’t possible, but this is one of those where you have to see it first.
Jerrel Jernigan will make a significant contribution to the Giants’ return game this season.
MICHAEL EISEN: Fact - Just a hunch, but with
JOHN SCHMEELK: Fiction - I think he has the ability but he has yet to show consistency needed in catching and holding onto the football. If he is a turnover risk, Tom Coughlin won’t put him out there.
DAN SALOMONE: Fact - It seems like the staff is pushing him to seize the role – at least in punt return – in his third NFL season. Last week at the first OTA, Jernigan said his coaches have changed the way he catches the ball on returns, and he is buying into it. If he can show consistency there, he has the athleticism to be a factor.
At least two players on defense will make the Pro Bowl.
MICHAEL EISEN: Fiction - The defense will be much-improved, but it’s not a star-driven unit. JPP could make it again, but no other obvious jump out – right now.
JOHN SCHMEELK: Fact - I’ll go out on a limb and put both Jason Pierre Paul and
DAN SALOMONE: Fiction - A similar debate was brought up before last season, and I feel the same way as I did then. Regarding the Pro Bowl, it’s
David Wilson rushing for 1,000 yards is more likely than Rueben Randle having 700 receiving yards.
MICHAEL EISEN: Fact - Wilson is expected to be the No. 1 running back. Randle be the third wideout. Wilson should have more opportunities to get 1,000 than Randle will to get 700.
JOHN SCHMEELK: Fact - Only because David Wilson will likely be the team’s top back, while Randle will be the third wide receiver. Wilson’s big play ability should also help get him over 1000 yards. Don’t forget
DAN SALOMONE: Fact - Not only is Wilson slotted to be the primary back, but he has the breakaway ability to pile up the yards. Randle will get to that level, but there are more proven players in his way at the position that will take away some of his opportunities.
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