Michael Strahan becomes the 20th player from the New York Giants inducted in the Hall of Fame this weekend. Who is the best Giant not enshrined in Canton?
LB Carl Banks – NFL all-decade selection for the 1980s. The NFL’s prototype at strongside linebacker in what was arguably the best set of backers in NFL history. OLB Lawrence Taylor and ILB Harry Carson are already Hall of Famers.
QB Charlie Conerly – NFL MVP and passing champion in 1959. Took the New York Giants to three NFL title games in a span of four seasons in the 1950s, winning it all in 1956.
CB Erich Barnes – Six-time Pro Bowler with 45 career interceptions. Returned an interception a franchise-record 102 yards for a TD vs. Cowboys in 1961 and blocked a punt in the 1962 NFL title game
WR Del Shofner – NFL all-decade selection for the 1960s. Caught 51 TD passes among his 349-yard career catches with an 18-5-yard per catch average. Went to five Pro Bowls in his 11 seasons.