Who is the best New York Giant heading into the 2014 season?
These power rankings aim to answer that very question, as I've highlighted, analyzed and listed all 22 of New York's projected starters in ascending order in terms of talent.
For the purposes of this article, the term "starter" is loosely defined. With so many different offensive and defensive sets, I've chosen to rank the personnel that I anticipate to be on the field most often in 2014—even if that's not the exact 22 I expect to be on the field for the first snap of every game. Special teamers—such as kickers, punters and return specialists—were also left off this list.
Keep this in mind, as I've ranked an extra wide receiver and extra defensive back, excluding a starting fullback and one of the three linebackers in New York's base 4-3 defense. The league is geared more toward passing, so the third wide receiver arguably plays a larger role than the fullback in today's offenses. The same can be said about the nickel cornerback and strong-side linebackers in today's defenses.
Enjoy the slideshow, and let me know which rankings I got wrong in the comment section below.