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New York Giants Roster Power Rankings

Ranking the top 20 Giants.

Larry Donnell
Larry Donnell
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

It is time to bring back something I have done in the past here at Big Blue View -- New York Giants roster power rankings. Previously, I have ranked the entire roster. Here, and whenever these appear for the rest of the season, I will rank your top 20 Giants.

Let's get started. I'm sure you will let me know what choices you agree, or disagree, with.

  1. Eli Manning -- Any argument? He has been the most important Giant his entire career. Last year he certainly didn't play like the best Giant. This year? Different story after four games.
  2. Antrel Rolle -- There are probably better players on the Giants. After Manning, though, there probably aren't any who are more important. He is the team's heart and soul, and its voice, for better or worse.
  3. Victor Cruz -- How good would the Giants offense be if Cruz didn't lead the NFL with five dropped passes?
  4. Jason Pierre-Paul -- No defensive end plays the run better than JPP. How much of a monster would he be if he can re-discover his ability to rush the passer?
  5. Larry Donnell -- Yeah, everybody saw this coming. Sure.
  6. Will Beatty -- From worst to first. Beatty has gone from being one of the worst offensive tackles in the NFL last season to PFF's top-rated one thus far this season. Incredible turnaround.
  7. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie -- Cross your fingers that the Giants keep seeing the 'good' DRC. Because that guy is better than just good.
  8. Prince Amukamara -- Playing the best football of his NFL career.
  9. Rashad Jennings -- Brings the ability and toughness the Giants missed when Ahmad Bradshaw left, without the injury-ravaged feet.
  10. Justin Pugh -- In his second season, Pugh is probably already the leader of the revamped, improving offensive line.
  11. Steve Weatherford -- The punter? At No. 11? Yep.
  12. Johnathan Hankins -- Linval who?
  13. Rueben Randle -- If Randle could bottle the way he played against the Washington Redskins (8 catches, 89 yards) he would be a Pro Bowler.
  14. Robert Ayers -- So far, signing Ayers and letting Justin Tuck leave looks brilliant.
  15. Mathias Kiwanuka -- You might think he's washed up. He certainly isn't playing that way.
  16. Trumaine McBride -- The Giants gave away his starting job by signing Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond. They need him now, and he is producing.
  17. Cullen Jenkins -- He's old. He's overlooked. He can still play.
  18. Jameel McClain -- I don't care about his PFF numbers. He's a key part of holding the Giants defense together without Jon Beason.
  19. Jacquian Williams -- Maybe, just maybe, the guy really has turned into an every-down linebacker.
  20. Weston Richburg -- Not too shabby the past couple of weeks for a guy who is playing out of position.