New York Giants: Top 10 Linebackers Of All-Time

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Oct 21, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; The helmet of New York Giants defensive tackle Shaun Rogers (95) lies on the field before facing the Minnesota Vikings at MetLife Stadium. The Giants won the game 23-7. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

6. Carl Banks

The Giants put a clear emphasis in the 1980’s on selecting linebackers early in the draft. Carl Banks was no exception. He was the 3rd overall pick in the 1984 draft by New York out of Michigan State, and their investment didn’t disappoint.

Banks was named 2nd-team on the all-decade team of the 1980’s by Pro Football Hall of Fame writers. In 1987, he was named to both the Pro Bowl, as well as selected as an All-Pro. His knack for getting after the quarterback set-up a scary duo between himself and Taylor.

Banks registered 36 sacks in a Giants uniform and is one of the key members of that scary 80s linebacking crew. His career continues on with New York as a radio broadcaster next to Bob Papa, as does his number in the Ring of Honor.

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