Only one Giant makes ESPN’s “25 Under 25” list
Just a 12 months in the past the New York Giants have been considered having one of essentially the most promising younger rosters within the NFL.
This 12 months, solely one Giant made ESPN’s annual list of the highest 25 gamers below the age of 25 (inSider solely).
13. Landon Collins, S, New York Giants
Age: 23 years, 10 months
Collins’ breakout 2016 season featured 5 interceptions and 4 sacks. Opponents seem to have adjusted this season, which is one cause Collins doesn’t have the identical manufacturing. An ankle harm has additionally factored at occasions. Had teammate Odell Beckham Jr. not aged out of consideration on Nov. 5, that is about the place the receiver would’ve landed.
As ESPN mentions, Beckham Jr. has aged out of consideration for the list, however he’s nonetheless one of the easiest gamers within the league. Despite beginning simply two video games and having simply 25 receptions between ankle accidents he’s STILL second in receiving touchdowns for the Giants.
*granted, that has as a lot to do with their offensive issues as his greatness.
However, I feel I’d take situation with him being simply 13th on the list. That is honest for Collins, who’s having a down 12 months after setting the bar so extremely excessive in 2016. But Beckham has a three-year observe file of record-breaking greatness. Only one receiver has ever finished what he did in his first three years, and that’s Randy Moss. There’s a saying that familiarity breeds contempt, and I feel we’ve seen Beckham make so many extraordinary issues look downright pedestrian that we neglect simply how particular he’s.
And on that observe, I feel Evan Engram deserves a point out on the list. The Giants’ rookie tight finish isn’t simply upending the narrative that rookie TE’s don’t produce, however he has turn into their largest risk and is one of the best tight ends within the NFL at any age.
The Dallas Cowboys are represented by Ezekiel Elliott (sixth) and Dak Prescott (ninth), whereas the Philadelphia Eagles have Carson Wentz (1st).