For all of those who wanted New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese fired last January, this list is for you.
Pro Football Focus recently released their Top 101 Players from the past NFL season and six Giants were named.
Here’s each and every Giant, with the analysis of PFF:
Landon Collins – 8th
“Collins was everywhere for the Giants this year, impacting the run, covering receivers close to the line and even causing havoc as a pass-rusher on the blitz. He had a very real Defensive Player of the Year case and won PFF’s Breakout Player award.”
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie – 30th
“Rodgers-Cromartie ended the year on fire, making several crucial plays in the final games of the season. He ended the year with six interceptions and 10 pass breakups.”
Janoris Jenkins – 40th
“His play was highlighted by his coverage of Cowboys WR Dez Bryant late in the season, holding Bryant to just one catch for 10 yards, and forcing a fumble on the tackle the one time the receiver did catch the ball.”
Damon Harrison – 44th
“He made 52 defensive stops this season, which led all interior defenders, but 49 run stops, which led all interior defenders by 10. Only eight players were able to amass more than half of Harrison’s total, and he retained PFF’s Best Run Defender Award.”
Odell Beckham Jr. – 51st
“He broke 29 tackles after the catch, the most among wideouts by six, and would likely have been higher on the list but for an ugly playoff performance against the Packers after his infamous boat trip.”
Olivier Vernon – 71st
“Vernon’s 1,041 snaps in the regular season were 78 more than any other edge rusher. The former Miami Dolphin played 94.1 percent of the team’s total defensive snaps, posting 39 defensive stops and 86 QB total pressures (second-most overall in the league).”