Michael Strahan – He's not going to go out (yes, we're predicting this is his final season) on a bad note. Strahan, who's already been to the Pro Bowl seven times, will be headed back for an eighth. He missed out two of the last three seasons due to various injuries, but it's not going to happen again. Strahan will be right back in Honolulu where he belongs to play his final NFL game in the same venue Tiki Barber did just the year before.
Jeremy Shockey – This one's basically automatic. When you're one of the game's best overall tight ends, you're usually going to show up well in your own conference. Shockey is such a receiving threat, that even though he's regularly double and sometimes even triple-teamed, he still makes defenses pay. He made it four of his first five seasons in the league, although he skipped last year's contest due to injury. As long as he can stay healthy, he'll be going back.
Chris Snee – Once he gets his first Pro Bowl nod, no longer will Snee be known mostly for being Tom Coughlin's son-in-law. Guess the same could be said for when Coughlin no longer roams the Giants sideline. Anyway, Snee came real close last season and this will be the year that he gets his just due. He's a monster in the run game and more than holds his own against the pass as well.
Antonio Pierce – He needed a little help last year (a Brian Urlacher injury), but he made it nonetheless. Pierce will annually have tough competition in Urlacher and Seattle's Lofa Tatupu, but he's established himself as one of the game's best middle linebackers. His intensity, ferocity and ability to call the game haven't been recognized by just his teammates. The whole league is rightfully starting to take notice.
In the next week, TGI will look at several key topics Giants fans should keep their eyes on once training camp opens on Saturday.
Camp: Headed to Hawaii
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