NFL.com is in the process of revealing its annual list of the league's Top 100 players, as voted on by other players in the league. Thus far, picks 100-81 have been announced and there are no New York Giants on the list.
Do any Giants' players deserve to be listed among the league's top 100 players entering the 2014 season? Let's look at some of the possibilities, and my predictions for whether or not players vote them onto the list.
Victor Cruz? Was his typical self last season, robbed of a third straight 1,000-yard receiving season when he missed the final two games with a knee injury. The only issue with Cruz last season was that he scored only four touchdowns. Cruz was No. 58 last season. Will he make the list? Yes.
Eli Manning? Please. After a 27-interception season during which he bore a closer resemblance to Matt Schaub or Mark Sanchez than Tom Brady or Peyton Manning. Manning was No. 43 last season. Will he make the list? No.
Jason Pierre-Paul? Undoubtedly one of the league's top 100 players in terms of talent. After a two-sack, zero impact 2013 season, though, JPP has a lot to prove. Pierre-Paul was No. 55 last season. Will he make the list? No.
Antrel Rolle? Coming off a Pro Bowl season and has become a respected leader and veteran presence in the locker room. Will he make the list? Yes ... but if I'm going to be right he better make it soon.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie? The Giants signed him to a lucrative free-agent contract to be a No. 1 shut-down cornerback. Rolle has repeatedly said he thinks DRC can be the best in the league. Do other players think he is already there? Rodgers-Cromartie did not make the 2013 list. Will he make the list? No.