Congratulations to the four members of the New York Giants who were voted on Tuesday night to the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl roster for the NFC. Odell Beckham Jr., Landon Collins, Janoris Jenkins and Dwayne Harris are all richly deserving of the honor.
There are, however, always players who get snubbed. Which Giant was the biggest snub this time around? I am going to give you five players who at least deserved consideration. Vote in the poll and let us know which Giants player you believe really should have made the team.
Olivier Vernon — Leads the Giants with 8.5 sacks, including a stretch of five straight games with a sack. His contributions, however, go far beyond the sack total. Vernon played much of the season with an injured hand, but has 60 tackles (43 solo). He has played 93.8 percent of the Giants’ defensive snaps, a higher percentage than any defensive end in the league. Vernon is second in the league in quarterback hurries with 32, one behind Geno Atkins of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Brad Wing — The punter is one of the reasons why Harris is a Pro Bowler. Wng has had a terrific year placing the ball.Wing has a net average of 41.0 yards per punt, has had 26 punts downed inside the 20-yard line (7 of those inside the 10).
Damon Harrison — "Snacks" has anchored a run defense that is third in the league, surrendering only 3.6 yards per rushing attempt. Harrison has 80 tackles (49 solo). That is far and away a career-high for the five-year veteran.
Jason Pierre-Paul — Before being sidelined by core muscle surgery Pierre-Paul was playing at his highest level since late in the 2014 season. He had seven sacks and 53 tackles (35 solo) in 12 games.
Justin Pugh — Missed five games with a knee injury. Still, Pugh was acknowledged as the Giants’ best offensive lineman before the injury and played well Sunday against the Detroit Lions in his return.