The outlook for the Giants secondary in 2014 has been widely optimistic, and now a ranking by NFL.com names a new member of the Giants defense as one of the best corners in the game.
"Say what you will about Rodgers-Cromartie's enigmatic game, but there is no doubt he possesses the physical tools to be the top cover corner around. He is an athletic ballhawk capable of squatting on routes to produce critical turnovers, yet is also skilled enough to blanket receivers in tight man-to-man."
In looking for the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL, Brooks sought out "the guys who boast the athleticism, technical skills, football IQ and competitive spirit to lock down receivers without assistance."
Following that criteria, Rodgers-Cromartie was the only NFC East cornerback to make the list.
"When DRC is locked in and focused on playing at a high level, he enters the discussion as a potential top-five corner," Brooks added.
Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks topped the list, while DRC's cousin Antonio Cromartie of the Arizona Cardinals came in at number eight.
What's your take, Giants fans? Do you agree with DRC's ranking as the seventh-best cover corner in the NFL?