In one of the NFL’s strongest divisions, the defending champs boast the best players, according to Pete Prisco of CBS Sports. The Senior NFL Columnist selected his All-NFC East team with the season opener days away, and 10 Giants made the list – the most of any of the four teams in the division.
Here’s a look at the breakdown along with Prisco’s analysis:
QB — Eli Manning, Giants: It’s not a joke to call him elite anymore. He’s that and more.
FB — Henry Hynoski, Giants: He’s a powerful blocker who should be even more of a factor as the running game improves.
WR — Victor Cruz, Giants: Question with him now is can he do it again. I say he does.
WR — Hakeem Nicks, Giants: He’s big, strong and fast and the Giants’ No. 1 receiver.
C — David Baas, Giants: He missed time last year in his first with the Giants, and it showed. He’s a tough run blocker.
RG — Chris Snee, Giants: Snee, the son-in-law of coach Tom Coughlin, wasn’t great early last season but came on late.
DT — Linval Joseph, Giants: He was one of the unsung heroes of the Giants’ Super run last season.
RE — Jason Pierre-Paul, Giants: Watch what he does this year. He is a force and he is still just learning the game.
SS — Kenny Phillips, Giants: He had his best season in 2011 after he was able to finally stay healthy.
P — Steve Weatherford, Giants: The Giants made a great move picking up this veteran last year.
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