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New York Giants Ranked No. 19 in Early NFL Power Rankings

March 21st, 2014 at 11:55 AM
By Dan Benton

Like NFL mock drafts that begin immediately following the conclusion of the Super Bowl, we here at Giants 101 put very little stock into early power rankings. In fact, we put very little stock into power rankings in general. However, not everyone shares that view and, for some, power rankings are like gospel. As such, we felt it only fair to share NFL.com's most recently rankings, which have Big Blue at only No. 19 despite all the work they've done in free agency.

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Perhaps it's a product of the win-now salary-cap era, but the Giants won the Super Bowl just 25 months ago, and yet, nobody talks about them as potential contenders. Make no mistake, GM Jerry Reese is thinking about winning, as Big Blue has been busy busy busy in the free-agent marketplace. While adding RB Rashad Jennings was smart, pulling in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond could allow New York to compete with Philadelphia for the NFC East title. Very curious about how this group will perform come September.

For comparison purposes, NFC East and other NFL rivals stack up as follows:

  • No. 1 – Seattle Seahawks
  • No. 9 – Philadelphia Eagles
  • No. 18 – New York Jets
  • No. 21 – Dallas Cowboys
  • No. 31 – Washington Redskins

We know power rankings are subjective, but the Jets ahead of the Giants? Really?

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Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Football, Jerry Reese, New York, New York Giants, NFC East, NFL, Rashad Jennings, Walter Thurmond

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7 Responses to “New York Giants Ranked No. 19 in Early NFL Power Rankings”

  1.  jfunk says:

    jfunk says:
    March 21, 2014 at 11:59 AM
    As far as receiver, I don’t think there’s necessarily much we can do to improve our 2014 production there drastically.

    In Randle, Cruz, Manningham, and Jernigan I believe we have plenty of relatively safe production at Y & Z.

    The question is, will we get enough from whoever we line up at X. There’s simply no way we can acquire any player at this point that would put that concern to bed, so there’s no sense in worrying about it further. I say the job is Randle’s, sink or swim.

    Draft a guy that you hope can develop into an X in case Randle doesn’t work out, but that player is unlikely to be able to take on that role effectively in year one anyway. But the bottom line is I don’t think there is any player available that is a more likely solution to our X receiver position in 2014 than Reuben Randle. We already have the best option we can get in house, no need to go fishing for another question mark.

  2.  skinnydoogan says:

    I saw this yesterday. Given the overall horrible season we had last year, I think 19 is even a stretch, but I suppose there are limits to how far you can drop in one year.

  3.  James Stoll says:

    Meaningless they may be, but still fun
    Of course they are mostly a reflection of what everyone just saw
    A quick look at the rankings might lead one to questioning the Jets at 18 and the Texans at 32, but otherwise, teams are about where they finished
    Once you are in the lower half, whether they put you at 16 or 32 really only means how tall of a midget they think you are
    By that measure we are veritable GIANTS!!!

  4.  wvchirodoc says:

    Been a while. . . couple bases to touch on

    Kujo, congrats man, I m sure you ll be a great dad, fatherhood is a beautiful thing.
    Norm, hang in there, the brotherhood of G101 is here for ya.
    FF55, hit the nail on the head the other day on the injuries and what the Gmen can do to prevent them. West coast will always be 10yrs ahead of the East coast when it comes to medical advancements. Hopefully the NYG front office takes notice of this and brings in those same specialist who are making those advancements at Oregon and USC.
    Meathead????? not bashing the rooks anymore??

    On topic, Kenny Britt. I know, he’s semi related to demo but come on, a Rutgers kid whom we may get for cheap. Chance to be a #1 in this offense. He should be calling the Giants and offering his services at a minimum. Other than him, I d stick with the draft and I m hoping its not our pick at 12. Unless Watkins drops, which he wont, nobody is worthy. Maybe Evans, he looked really good at the combine but the NFL is a step up from college and I don’t see a sure thing so I m passing on Evans. Deep draft at WR, I d use the third rounder on WR. Maybe bring in a white boy WR and see what happens. Jordan Matthews maybe.

    Lastly, Tuck is a PU$$y. Thought that 2 years ago and got flack from it, glad we got rid of him. Not a leader, gave us 2 good years of play and then disappeared. Good riddance

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  5.  Krow says:

    Ojomo busted in a hooker sting. Offered a cop $100. Cheap ba$tard LOL

    •  jfunk says:

      Hey, he’s only gotten practice squad checks so far in his career.

      Many of the guys I’ve seen in my local police blotter earn more than that.

  6.  BleedingBlueSince04 says:

    Best case scenario for giants is if someone good drops and we get an offer we can’t refuse for 12th pick and we still get Ebron in late teens early 20s. Gonna start praying on that miracle right now .

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