The New York Giants may not have a “Super Team,” but they do employee several Pro Bowl caliber players.
When the Golden State Warriors agreed to a one year, $5.3 million deal with DeMarcus Cousins, he became the fifth player on their roster who was voted to the NBA All-Star game a season ago. He joins Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
It was another example of the rich getting richer as the Warriors super team got even better and are now the overwhelming favorites to win the NBA title.
In the NFL, it’s almost impossible to assemble a “Super Team” due to the salary cap. However, it’s not uncommon for teams to showcase five players or more in the Pro Bowl.
The New York Giants have one of the most talented rosters in the NFC, especially at the skill positions.
Here are the five Giants that will likely be voted to the Pro Bowl this season:
Odell Beckham Jr.:
Anytime Beckham has played at least 12 games in a season, he’s had over 1,000 yards receiving, double digit touchdowns, and has been voted to the Pro Bowl.
Based on how he was running at minicamp and a recent training video, he is fully recovered from his fractured ankle.
We just keep workin. https://t.co/IEIB03WL2P
— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) July 3, 2018
With his injury behind him, he’ll be back to being one of the best players in the NFL and earn his fourth trip to the Pro Bowl.
Collins was the lone Giant that was voted to the Pro Bowl last season but he didn’t play in the Pro Bowl due to a fractured forearm suffered in Week 16.
Collins has led the Giants in tackles in each of his three seasons in the NFL. Now that he’s in defensive coordinator James Bettcher’s aggressive 3-4 scheme, he’s poised to have his best season to date.
Expect Collins to once again lead the Giants in tackles and make another trip to the Pro Bowl.
Rookie running backs have made an instant impact in the league over the last few seasons. Ezekiel Elliott was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2016, and Kareem Hunt and Alvin Kamara were voted to the Pro Bowl last season.
Between running and receiving, the Giants will get the ball into Barkley’s hands often this season. He is a dynamic playmaker that has the speed and athleticism that you wouldn’t expect from someone 5-foot-11, 233 pounds.
Expect for Barkley to have 1,500 all-purpose yards and to be voted to his first Pro Bowl.
Many felt Engram should have been voted to the Pro Bowl last season since he had more since he had more receptions and receiving yards than Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham.
Engram is on the verge of being one of the best tight ends in the league and with defenses having to focus on Beckham and Barkley, Engram could easily have double-digit touchdowns.
He’s arguably the most athletic tight end in the league and will be named to the Pro Bowl.
Despite finishing second on the team in tackles and widely considered one of the best interior linemen in the league, Harrison was left off the Pro Bowl team last season and the NFL’s Top 100 Players.
Harrison was furious at being snubbed and will surely use this as motivation coming into this season. The 29-year-old Harrison is not only motivated by the snubs but to also help rebound the Giants from a 3-13 season and get back to the playoffs. In the process, he will also earn a trip to the Pro Bowl.