On Monday, ESPN posted the "NFL’s best under-25 starting lineup" which included players from each offensive and defensive position (also kicker and punter). ESPN asked 43 of their NFL insiders to vote for the best players under the age of 25. They were asked to vote based on how they thought the individuals would fare for the next three seasons.

When the list was revealed, three players from the New York Giants made the team, including running back Saquon Barkley, tight end Evan Engram, and safety Landon Collins. Second-round pick Will Hernandez was a runner-up at guard behind Quenton Nelson of the Colts and Andrus Peat of the Saints.

The Saints have four players on the team, making them the only franchise to place more players than the Giants.

Here’s a closer look at the three Giants under 25 who made the team and how many votes they received. In a tough NFC East featuring the defending Super Bowl champs in the Eagles, these three players are part of the reason that the team's fans are optimistic heading into the season.

Saquon Barkley - RB

The second overall selection in April’s draft, Barkley received 46.5 percent of the vote. That was second amongst running backs only behind the Rams’ Todd Gurley who garnered 58.1 percent. Barkley beat out Ezekiel Elliot of the Cowboys for the second running back spot. The 21-year-old Barkley was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in both his sophomore and junior seasons of 2016 and 2017.

He ran for 18 touchdowns both of those years and caught 54 passes last season. DraftWire, part of USA Today, has Barkley as the top-rated rookie for fantasy football purposes.

Evan Engram - TE

Tight ends often struggle to produce in their rookie year, but that wasn’t the case for Engram in 2017. Turning 24 on September 2, he received 48.8 percent of the vote, beating out Hunter Henry of the Chargers to make the team.

In 15 games last season, Engram caught 64 passes for 726 yards and six touchdowns. He led the team in both receptions and receiving touchdowns and was just five receiving yards short of Sterling Shepard’s team-leading 731.

Landon Collins - S

The 24-year-old Collins received 67.4 percent of the vote to make the team, more than any other safety in the league.

He has made the last two Pro Bowls and he finished third in Defensive Player of the Year voting for the 2016 season. While his numbers dipped a bit from his noteworthy 2016 season, last year Collins intercepted two passes, forced a fumble, and recorded 99 tackles. In 2016 he intercepted five passes (returning one for a touchdown).