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5 New York Giants Players Who Could Make Pro Bowl In 2014

5 New York GIants Who Could Make Pro Bowl In 2014

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The New York Giants have revamped their roster for the upcoming season with plenty of new faces. There is a lot of Pro Bowl talent on both sides of the ball if these players are able to return to old form or continue the upward trends of their careers. Here are five Giants players who could make the Pro Bowl this upcoming season.

5. CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

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5. CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

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As one of the biggest offseason acquisitions, DRC will be asked to shadow opposing team’s No. 1 receivers throughout the season. It will be a tall task, but the Giants are confident he will be able to get it done. DRC will be the driving force in turning around the Giants' cornerbacks from a question mark to arguably the deepest and most productive unit on the team. He will be recognized for it with his second career trip to the Pro Bowl.

4. LB Jacquian Williams

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4. LB Jacquian Williams

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The Giants like Williams and he will have a chance to showcase that this season. He has earned the starting strong side linebacker spot and should blossom with the increase in playing time. Williams is extremely versatile as he can play against both the run and pass. It is a luxury when you do not have to continually shuffle LBs in and out depending on the game situation. Williams is in line for a big season after climbing up the depth chart.

3. DE Jason Pierre-Paul

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3. DE Jason Pierre-Paul

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A big year from Pierre-Paul would go a long way in turning around the Giants' fortunes. He has not approached the stats he put up in his sophomore season when he registered 16.5 sacks, battling injuries in 2013. The Giants' pass rush is in need of a JPP bounce back with Justin Tuck and Linval Joseph both moving on this offseason. If he approaches those 2011 numbers, the Giants' defense will benefit greatly and a Pro Bowl won’t be far behind.

2. WR Victor Cruz

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2. WR Victor Cruz

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The Giants' offense has looked abysmal during the preseason, but Cruz is a player who will still get his. Last season he managed to pull down 73 receptions for 998 yards and four touchdowns even though he started only 12 games and appeared in 14. Cruz should benefit greatly from the new offensive scheme that is being installed once things begin clicking, as he will continue to work the slot as well as anyone in the league.

1. S Antrel Rolle

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1. S Antrel Rolle

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Rolle is the heart and soul of the Giants' defense, being the leader both on and off the field. Rolle made the Pro Bowl last season, and there is no reason he shouldn’t again in 2014. With more talent surrounding him in the defensive backfield, Rolle should have more chances to move around the defense. This will enable him to make more plays on the ball both through the air and in the running game.

Kenneth Teape is a New York Giants writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @teapester725, or join his Google network