The NFL’s Pro Bowl rosters were announced on Tuesday night. Landon Collins was the only Giant to be named to the team.
New York Giants safety Landon Collins has been named to his second straight Pro Bowl, and deservedly so. Collins currently sits 12th in the NFL with 103 total tackles, more than any other safety in football. The third-year University of Alabama product also has two fumble recoveries (tied for second among safeties), two interceptions (tied for third among safeties), eight passes defended, and one fumble recovery. Pro Football Focus gives Collins an 87.9 PFF grade, which makes him the eighth-best safety in football by their estimation.
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“It’s definitely a mixed feeling because I want all my guys to succeed, as a team and as a whole,” Collins told Michael Eisen of Giants.com. “We all want to succeed and by me just doing it, it’s a good feeling, but at the same time a bad feeling, because I want everybody to be happy, not just myself.”
Seattle’s Earl Thomas was named the other starting safety for the NFC, while Philadelphia’s Malcolm Jenkins is the only reserve safety on the squad.
The biggest disappointment is that Damon Harrison was not named to the Pro Bowl. He is an elite run stopper and seems to be extremely under-appreciated in the football community. “Snacks” is one of the best all-around linemen in the NFL. So far this year he is tied for first among lineman with one interception, he is second with 66 tackles and tied for fifth with four passes defended. Harrison also has 1.5 sacks on the year, which shows that he is more than just a run-stopper. According to Pro Football Focus, Harrison is fifth among interior lineman with a 90.7 PFF grade. Harrison was named as the fourth alternate at DT, but he should have been the among the first selected.