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The New York Giants have been ranked fifth in the NFL by ESPN when it comes to under-25 talent on the roster.

Well, at least the New York Giants are getting some recognition and respect. When you’re 8-24 in the last two seasons, it’s hard to find either one of those things.

In a recent list, ESPN ranked teams in the NFL based on their under-25-year-old talent. The major sports publication ultimately ranked the Giants as the No. 5 team in the league in those regards.

The only teams in front of the Giants on the list are the Houston Texas at No. 4, followed by the Kansas City Chiefs, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Cleveland Browns at No. 1.

The No. 5 ranking makes a ton of sense when you look at their roster. Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has really landed on a group of players who are young for the most part.

Players under 25 years old include 10 individuals who are probable, if not, most definite starters, barring any sort of injury. Aldrick Rosas, B.J. Hill, Evan Engram, Jabrill Peppers, Will Hernandez, Grant Haley, Lorenzo Carter, Saquon Barkley, Dexter Lawrence, and DeAndre Baker are all under that age cutoff.

In addition, the list includes six players who could become starters at some point either this year or next year.

Corey Ballentine, Oshane Ximines, Darius Slayton, Daniel Jones, and Julian Love are all part of the younger group of players on this team. RJ McIntosh is also under 25, who fans have yet to see really play since being drafted last year. Therefore, we still don’t know what he can truly bring to the table, but that’s not to say it won’t be anything effective.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.