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Giants news, 11/18: Flowers, Collins named to Kiper's Midseason All-Rookie Team

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New York Giants headlines for Wednesday, November 18.

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some headlines for your Wednesday morning.

Ereck Flowers, Landon Collins stand out in 2015 NFL Draft class

ESPN draft guru and analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has come up with his Midseason All-Rookie Team, which includes two members of Big Blue. Ereck Flowers, the Giants' first-round pick, and Landon Collins, the team's second-round selection, were two of the 29 players named to the squad. Both Flowers and Collins have started since Week 1 and have had an impact while being thrust into roles that may not have suited them immediately as rookies in the NFL. However, Flowers has stepped in admirably to block Eli Manning's blind side, while Collins, at free safety, leads the team in total tackles (44) and combined tackles (61). Here's Mel Kiper's take on the rookies:

Collins has dealt with growing pains, but he was asked to take on a big role immediately, something we knew would happen when they drafted him. He has plenty of promise. They didn't expect Flowers to be thrust into the role he's in, and while he's struggled in spots, I think they're happier with him than they expected to be at this stage. The biggest question is whether Collins and Flowers can make strides and stay healthy? Get that from both, and you're pretty pleased with this class.

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Defensive line coach Robert Nunn said that working on Jason Pierre-Paul's technique is the most challenging endeavor, but the defensive end has an attitude that "could not be better."

Around the NFL

Eli Manning ranks in the top 10 in Ron Jaworski's "QB Big Board" at midseason's point.

The NFL has suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith for one full year.

President Barack Obama compares himself to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in that he does not get flustered in what is around him.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is at the top of the list of free agent flops.

Tight ends have become an important facet for successful offenses in today's age.

The Cowboys have activated quarterback Tony Romo onto the active roster and released both quarterback Brandon Weeden and running back Christine Michael.

Speaking of the Cowboys, Dallas talk show radio host Norm Hitzges called out Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in an epic rant, saying that head coach Jason Garrett "has no final word."