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PFF rookie grades for Giants’ first-round picks

They aren’t great, as you might expect

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Let’s take a look at how Pro Football Focus graded the New York Giants’ trio of first-round picks in their NFL debuts on Sunday.

A word of caution: Please take these with a grain of salt, especially for Daniel Jones. The sample size is small. PFF grades are a discussion point, they aren’t gospel. They are the definitive word on whether a player is good or bad.

Anyway, here they are:

Daniel Jones

Overall grade: 27.0

Daniel Jones made his regular-season debut this week, albeit under sad circumstances. With the game all but over, the Giants trotted Jones out to play five snaps late in the fourth quarter, and he started well enough, going three-for-four for 17 yards and a first down. However, on what would be his last play of the game, Jones scrambled from the pocket and failed to run out of bounds, and that gave Leighton Vander Esch the opportunity to record the game-ending forced fumble that has ultimately tanked Jones’ grade.

Dexter Lawrence

Overall grade: 61.5

Lawrence played 28 total snaps in his side’s Week 1 defeat to the Dallas Cowboys. He was quiet for the most part, failing to record a single pressure on any of his 15 pass-rushing opportunities, but he did manage to find the stat sheet with a defensive stop against the run late in the first quarter.

DeAndre Baker

Overall grade: 29.3

The Georgia Standout played 31 snaps for his team on Sunday night, with 27 of those snaps coming from the perimeter. He allowed all four of his targets to be caught in the game and surrendered 132 receiving yards, 54 yards after the catch, one touchdown and a perfect passer rating of 158.3 into his coverage. He’ll look to rebound next week.