The NFL revealed their Pro Bowl rosters on Tuesday evening, and four New York Giants in Odell Beckham Jr, Landon Collins, Janoris Jenkins, and Dwayne Harris were all selected.
Odell Beckham Jr. has made the Pro Bowl in each of his three seasons in the league. He’s currently tied for third in the NFL in receptions with 85, third in touchdowns with 10, and fourth in receiving yards with 1,173. If he has 278 receiving yards over the Giants last two games, he’ll break his career best of 1,450 yards that he achieved last season.
It’s no shock that Landon Collins was named to his first Pro Bowl as he is considered one of the favorites to win Defensive Player Of The Year. In just his second season in the league, Collins leads the Giants in tackles with 108, and interceptions with five. He had a stretch in the middle of the season where he had five interceptions in four games.
If you don’t think Janoris Jenkins deserved to be named his first Prow Bowl just ask Dez Bryant. In two games against the Cowboys, Jenkins held Bryant to two catches for 18 yards, and he forced Bryant to fumble on one of those receptions. Jenkins has been the Giants best corner all year as he always defends the opponents’ best receiver. Jenkins is tied for third in the league in passes defended with 17 and has three interceptions.
In somewhat of a surprise selection, Dwayne Harris was named to his first Pro Bowl. Harris who has been battling injuries throughout the season and has been returning kicks sparingly over the past few weeks. He does lead the Giants in special teams tackles with seven and is averaging 24.9 yards per kickoff return.
While the Giants will be represented by these four at the Pro Bowl, there were other Giants such as defensive end Olivier Vernon, defensive tackle Damon Harrison, guard Justin Pugh, and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie that deserved Pro Bowl consideration.
However, if the Giants continue to play the way they are, none of them will play in the Pro Bowl on January 29 as they’ll be preparing for the Super Bowl on February 5.
Jason Leach | elitesportsny.com | December 21, 2016