It's taken quite some time, but a member of the New York Giants has finally cracked NFL Network's list of the Top 100 Player of 2014 and it should come as no real surprise who it was: defensive captain and the Giants' lone Pro Bowl representative, safety Antrel Rolle, who landed at No. 72.
Antrel Rolle (@antrelrolle26) May 22, 2014
In addition to praise from fellow teammate Mark Herzlich and former teammates David Diehl and Ryan Mundy, Rolle also received a shout-out from a rather unexpected source: rival wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.
"He's an aggressive player; a guy who's not afraid to come up and hit you," Maclin said.
In a season filled with struggle and letdown, Rolle truly morphed into his role as captain. Not only did he lead in the locker-room and off of the field, he never quit on it — even despite Big Blue's 0-6 start to the regular season.
Rolle ended the 2013 season with career highs in tackles (98), sacks (2), interceptions (6) and passes defensed (12).
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