Five players for the New York Giants finished high in the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl fan vote this past week, including rookie Saquon Barkley.
Seems like multiple New York Giants are inching their way towards the NFL Pro Bowl.
On Friday, the league announced the final Pro Bowl fan vote, with five Giants finishing either at the top or near the top of their position.
As many expected, rookie running back Saquon Barkley was the number one voted running back in the entire NFL. With 987,562 votes, the first-year man out of Penn State also finished third overall for all players. Only Drew Brees (1,270,631 votes) and Patrick Mahomes (1,197,370) finished above Barkley.
Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. finished with 688,760 votes, which put him at the top of all NFC wide receivers. He also finished third overall for all receivers.
Other Giants players that finished high up in their respective position rankings were safety Landon Collins, kicker Aldrick Rosas, and special teamer Michael Thomas. Collins finished fourth among all safeties, Rosas finished eighth among all kickers and Thomas finished eighth among special team players.
The NFL is expected to announce the 2019 NFC and AFC Pro Bowl squads on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. They’ll be revealed on NFL Network.
Despite Collins being out the rest of the year, if all five Giants are to make the final vote, it would be an increase of four Pro Bowlers from just last season. In the 2018 Pro Bowl, Collins was the only player selected. He ended up being a starter for the NFC in that matchup.
While Barkley, Beckham and Collins should make it, it would be nice to see Rosas and Thomas crack a spot. Both have played very promising seasons, with Rosas improving greatly from his 2017 campaign. His total field goal percentage has improved thus far from 72 percent last season to 96.6 percent this season.