With players reporting for training camp, fall is right around the corner. The new rankings are here and several teams stand out as being under the radar, either in a good or bad way. As usual, there’s a ton of news to cover, so let’s get after it.
NEW YORK (N) – CURRENT RANK: 11TH
The Giants return all five starters in all five positions from the end of last season, which is great news for cohesion. Certain players on this roster have been beleaguered by the media (Ereck Flowers at left tackle, John Jerry at right guard) but both of these players had better 2016 seasons than they did the year prior. Jerry especially has really stepped up since working with LeCharles Bentley before last season. This unit also has youth on it’s side as Flowers is only 24 and Bobby Hart, the likely starter at right tackle, is only 22. Left guard Justin Pugh (the glue guy) and center Weston Richburg are both 26. The Giants currently grade out on the cusp of top-tier but it seems like most are sleeping on the quality of this unit.
LOS ANGELES (N) – CURRENT RANK: 16TH