Which 3 Giants were named to ESPN's Top-100?

Posted Aug 25, 2014

See which Giants players were cited by ESPN among the top-100 Offensive and Defensive players heading into the 2014 season

As the NFL kicks off its 95th season next week, is ranking the best 100 players on both sides of the ball heading into the 2014 campaign.

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After polling 90 experts from the website and its outlets, they came up with the top 100 players on offense, as well the top 100 defenders. And midway through the unveiling, three Giants have made the list, including one offseason acquisition.


Two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback Eli Manning currently leads the Giants at No. 62 on offense, while cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the former Denver Bronco who signed with Big Blue this offseason, comes in at No. 79 on defense. He is joined by safety Antrel Rolle, who is ranked No. 83.

Releasing 10 per day for 10 days, will reveal the top 10 on Friday, Aug. 29, the day after the Giants’ preseason finale against the New England Patriots. In the meantime, check out what the experts had to say and which NFL players ranked ahead and behind of the Giants that so far have made the list.


62. QB Eli Manning
2013 NFL Rank: 17
Ahead of: No. 63 OT Jake Long (Rams)
Behind: No. 61 QB Tony Romo (Cowboys)
ESPN Stats & Information: “Manning has started each of the Giants' past 151 games, the longest active streak among quarterbacks and second-longest among offensive players (Jason Witten, 171).”


79. CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
2013 NFL Rank: NR
Ahead of: No. 80 DE Lamarr Houston (Steelers)
Behind: No. 78 DT Terrance Knighton (Broncos)
ESPN Stats & Information: “Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie led the Broncos with 13 passes either broken up or intercepted last season. He was the only Broncos defender with multiple ones last postseason.”

83. S Antrel Rolle
2013 NFL Rank: NR
Ahead of: No. 84 CB Vontae Davis (Colts)
Behind: No. 82 CB Johnathan Joseph (Texans)
ESPN Stats & Information: “After recording a career-high six interceptions last season, Rolle is the only strong safety in the NFL with at least 200 tackles and 10 interceptions over the past three seasons.”