Four Giants players named to NFL Top 100 Players of 2017

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Sep 25, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo talks with New York Giants safety Landon Collins (21) and New York Giants corner back Janoris Jenkins (20) during the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Four New York Giants players are among the Top 100 Players of 2017 as chosen by NFL players.


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Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was ranked No. 8, up two spots from last year’s list. OBJ was the sole Giants offensive player on this year’s list. He started in all 16 games of the season, finishing with a career-high 101 receptions for 1,367 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Beckham was the sole Giants player named to the Pro Bowl, his third in as many seasons, and received Second-team All-Pro honors.

Beckham became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 200 receptions, doing so in his 30th career game, a Week 3 loss to the Washington Redskins. Three weeks later, Beckham had the second-most receiving yards in Giants history when he caught eight passes for a career-high 222 yards and two touchdowns in a win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Three Giants defensive players made their debuts on this year’s Top 100: defensive tackle Damon Harrison, cornerback Janoris Jenkins, and safety Landon Collins.

Harrison was ranked 96th on the list. In his first season with the Giants, the man called Snacks had 86 combined tackles (55 solo), 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and a pass defended. Harrison was named to the NFL All-Pro First Team and his first Pro Bowl.

Jenkins, ranked 54th, began his 2016 by shutting down Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant. The following week he recorded eight tackles and two pass deflections against the New Orleans Saints while blocking a field goal and returning it for a touchdown, earning Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

Jenkins finished the season with 49 combined tackles (44 solo), a sack, three interceptions, and a forced fumble. He was elected to his first Pro Bowl and received Second-team All-Pro honors.

Collins was ranked 28th. He earned Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 7 against the Los Angeles with two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown. Collins became the first player in NFL history to record at least 100 solo tackles, two sacks, 12 passes defended, five interceptions, and a touchdown.

He was named to his first Pro Bowl, received First-team All-Pro honors, and finished third in voting for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

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