Camp Countdown: 2

In the coming days, we'll take a closer look at some of the more prominent categories upon which to focus as training camp nears.

Headed to Hawaii

Plaxico Burress – He's healthy and here's hoping he's happy by the end of camp, via a nice, new fat contract in his pocket. Plax still isn't in the uppermost echelon of receivers, but he sure is close. His ability to take over games – i.e. in Green Bay – has grown by leaps and bounds since he joined the Giants before the 2005 season. Watch out for his first-ever Pro Bowl appearance.

Chris Snee – Perhaps his new contract will raise a little more awareness about Tom Coughlin's son-in-law and help push him over the edge. Snee's been on the cusp of a free postseason trip to Hawaii the last two years. This should finally be the year he earns the nod. He's the most notable member of a very solid offensive line and, with even mild improvement over last season's effort, should get the call.

Aaron Ross – No, we're not jumping the gun, expecting a second-year guy to make the Pro Bowl. You can expect quite a big season from Ross, who showed the NFL world that he wasn't going to be awed in the least playing at this level. His coverage skills, speed, solid hands and playmaking ability all add up to a guy that's going to post big numbers in '08 – big enough that the Hawaii crew will come calling perhaps a year or two earlier than anyone expected.

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