New York Giants: Olivier Vernon Was One of Four Players To Record 80 QB Pressures Last Season

September 6, 2017

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Out of all the stars on the New York Giants, from Eli Manning to Odell Beckham Jr. to Jason Pierre-Paul, Olivier Vernon, without question, is the least talked about.

He doesn't have a special sack dance, he doesn't give the media anything to work with, he has all of his fingers, and his social media accounts aren't buzzing with TMZ-level content.

But the dude can ball.

Last season, in his first year with the Giants after signing a massive offseason deal, Vernon played in all 16 games and played more snaps than any other edge defender in the NFL.

On top of that, he was just one of four players (Khalil Mack, Brandon Graham, Aaron Donald) to record at least 80 quarterback pressures last season.

Sure, his sack total wasn't in the double digits, but he still made his presence felt on an every snap basis, doing so with a Pro Football Focus grade of 88.7 against the run (seventh-best in the league).

The kid is good and it's time he gets the attention he deserves.

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