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New York Giants’ Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Will Hill Named to PFF’s Top 101 Players of 2013

May 20th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
By Dan Benton

As NFL Network runs down their annual list of the Top 100 players league-wide, Pro Football Focus has also broken out their annual list of the Top 101 Players. And as the New York Giants remain (for now) blanked on the NFL Network list, two of their defenders did happen to crack PFF's Top 101.

Coming in at No. 36, although he was a member of the Denver Broncos in 2013, is cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

"You never know quite what you're going to get from DRC on a year-to-year basis, but fortunately for the Broncos the one year he got them was a good one. Finishing with the fourth highest coverage grade of any cornerback, DRC delivered and then some in his season at Mile High. With an impressive 13 combined interceptions and pass break ups as well as allowing just 44.1% of passes to be complete in his area, his performance made the team forget about Champ Bailey missing the majority of the year."

The only player to make the list who actually played for the Giants in 2013 was safety Will Hill, who came in at No. 86.

"It remains to be seen when (or if) we'll next see Hill on an NFL field given his well documented off the field problems that look like ending his Giants career and leading to a third NFL suspension. Which makes it all the more a shame after he put forth a truly tremendous season in an otherwise rotten year for the Giants. Missing just four tackles and getting beat for one touchdown, Hill didn't make the kind of highlight-reel plays that will wow Pro Bowl voters, but his consistency and lack of mistakes were that of a player maturing on the field. A true disappointment he couldn't mirror that off it."

Pro Football Focus has long been a supporter of Hill's on-field ability, repeatedly sharing data that supports his rise in the NFL. Of course, that's only made that much more frustrating for Giants fans as he can't seem to stay out of trouble — most recently, failing a league drug test for the third time.

Last season, quarterback Eli Manning, tackle Will Beatty and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul all made the list.

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10 Responses to “New York Giants’ Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Will Hill Named to PFF’s Top 101 Players of 2013”

  1.  stuh says:

    It’s a shame that Hill is such a moron. He can’t stay clean, he is ruining a chance at a great career. What a pity .

    •  NM-GIANT says:

      If the Giants cut him , He will sign on with someone else, so i think the Giants would be stupid for letting him go; As i have said before if the Cowturds can handle Dez Bryant then we can handle “High as a Hill will Hill”! HA!

  2.  GIANTT says:

    So what are the odds that the Giants keep him anyway ? As weve commented pretty high I would think . This just emphasizes that its doubtful that the Giants would just let him go to be snapped up .
    For all those who think ethics and dont think the Giants should keep him , can they trade him for maybe a TE ?

  3.  stuh says:

    We don’t even know if he will be allowed to play this year. Of course they should keep him. The league is full of guy’s that have much worse issues than he does. He is doing this to himself. that’s the shame of it.
    Look they worship that Killer Ray Lewis and ESPN parades him out there to comment on players during the draft. There are no morals in pro sports. It’s all bull spit. Look at how high and mighty the NBA is getting because that old senile a hole Sterling is a bigot. They new what he was and did nothing about getting rid of him before. Their all full of crap.

  4.  BBWC says:

    I don’t know what the odds are, but I wouldn’t let him walk….not for failing a piss test. I would do exactly what the Giants are currently doing, waiting to see what the NFL is going to to do and than make a decision from there.

  5.  fanfor55years says:

    In all likelihood the NFL is going to suspend him, for at least 8 games and perhaps for the season. That will be bad news. What would be worse is if the Giants don’t take the opportunity to babysit this kid and get him the help he needs to get over his self-destructive behavior. Take a year to decide if he can get over the hump and THEN decide what you want to do. If he can clean himself up he ought to get a contract with lots of conditions and outs. If not, what have you lost? A year’s worth of counseling bills and a security consultant’s contract? This kid’s talent is clearly worth that risk, and if the process works perhaps you get a discount on a potentially great player.

    Really smart organizations don’t make decisions before they have to be made. The Giants needn’t make any precipitate decisions here. If they do so it will be a bad mistake on their part.

  6.  GOAT56 says:

    We should keep Hill at the very least until we know what his suspension. If he’s suspended the year I can understand cutting him if we don’t plan on re-signing him. But if he’s suspended anything less than 16 games we should keep him IMO. He doesn’t take up a roster spot while suspended and that’s the critical factor in this discussion. Even look at how Kuhn who was a much lessor player helped coming off of PUP once Rodgers got injured. Players get injured and having a player the talent of Hill that could possibly infuse the roster with a high quality starter doing the season is extremely valuable. Even if Brown is playing great and Taylor is playing up to his measurables having the security of a talent like Hill who teammates still like and respect can’t hurt. Hill at the very least is a high level special teams player. If everyone is playing great and our 4th and/or 5th safeties are manned by young players we don’t won’t to cut because they show so much promise then maybe you cut Hill. And still probably not because he could help a rival.

    •  fanfor55years says:

      But the point I’m making is they should not have decided if they’d want to sign him. They need to see how he progresses off the field before they need to make that decision. So there’s absolutely NO reason to cut him that makes any sense. It would be based upon “We gave you a chance, you screwed up, we don’t trust you and we’re angry and want nothing further to do with you.” That would be juvenile and a decision based upon emotion. In other words, a terrible decision that needn’t be made. There is no cost in waiting.

      And you’re talking about him as if he’s comparable to Brown and Taylor and would be at least a “high level special teams player”. Crazy talk. This kid is already terrific (and better than Brown and Taylor will EVER be) only the equivalent of a season into the NFL. He can be the best safety in the league and will certainly be AMONG the best if he gets his act together. He’s a special talent that teams kill for when they see them. The Giants would be absolutely nuts to let him leave. He’s a dumb kid. Dumb kids usually grow up. We want it to happen with us, not with another team that benefits from our anger at being “let down.”

      •  NM-GIANT says:

        100% Agreed, And lets not kid ourselves here. Weed is not the drug “Refer madness” made it out to be, Hell even Alcohol is more dangerous, So I am not so sure why the government has such an issue with it anyway.

        •  Greg says:

          Weed may not be a big deal to you or even me for that matter… but he is representing one of the classiest organizations in all of sports. He is supposed to be a role-model for kids watching every Sunday. His life outside of work, is his life… but when he is getting paid as a professional, it’s a different story now. If people who work at a Market have to pass a drug test to make minimum wage, he should have to pass his as well. It would be one thing, if he had a medical card from a doctor…. but i’m certain that he doesnt. You are in the NFL, get paid good money, start for a SB contender… GROW THE F%&K UP Will!

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