Oct 14, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; General view of the New York Giants helmet of guard Chris Snee (not pictured) before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports
8. Jeremy Shockey, Tight End
Jeremy Shockey was one of the New York Giants all time favorite players. At the tight end position he was a game changing talent, that Eli Manning really leaned upon. The Giants drafted Shockey with the 14th overall selection in the 2002 NFL Draft. Shockey had six productive seasons with the Giants.
Shockey was awarded with the offensive rookie of the year award in 2002. In his rookie season he hauled in 74 passes from quarterback Kerry Collins. In today’s NFL, Shockey may not be the game changer that he was in 2002. But in a pre Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham era he was a breath of fresh air.
Shockey is remembered mostly as a player who laid it all out on the line. He was a ferocious competitor who played his heart out every Sunday.
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