The Draft Network recently put together a list five defenders who could register their first double-digit sack seasons in 2020. Sadly, there are no members of the pass-rush needy New York Giants on the list.
Still, that doesn’t mean Giants fans should give up hope. There are young players who might be capable of hitting that 10-sack mark. Let’s offer some possibilities. Vote in the poll at the end of the post and let us know which Giant you think has the best chance of posting his first double-digit sack season in 2020.
Here are your candidates.
Lorenzo Carter — The Giants hoped Carter would take a step forward and become a dominant pass rusher last season. That did not happen. Carter, in fact, regressed as a rusher. Can a new defensive coordinator (Patrick Graham) and new position coach Bret Bielema unlock Carter’s potential?
Oshane Ximines — Had 4.5 sacks (the same number as Carter) in 220 fewer snaps last season. During his time at Old Dominion, Ximines’ sack totals (5.0, 7.5, 8.5, 11.5) went up each season. Can he skip the growth curve and go right to the double-digit total?
Dexter Lawrence — Lawrence had only 2.5 sacks and 15 total pressures as a rookie. Still, when the Giants drafted him 17th overall in 2019 they believed he could become a force as a pass rusher. I believe he can, but I think double-digit sacks from a 340-pound interior lineman is a big ask. Still, let’s put him on the list.
Leonard Williams — Save your outrage for something important. This is just a list. Yeah, I know Williams had only a half-sack last season and has only 7.5 over the past three seasons. I also know he did have pass-rush impact with 8 hurries and 14 knockdowns. It isn’t a reach to think he will turn at least some of those into sacks in 2020. Enough to get to 10? Doubtful, but we will still put him on the list. His career-best is 7.0 sacks in a single season.
Carter Coughlin — OK, I’m nuts. In a list of five, who else are you going to put here, though? Davlin Tomlinson? B.J. Hill? Cam Brown? Blake Martinez? I don’t think so. Thus, Coughlin it is. Wouldn’t that be a great story?
Which Giant defender has the best chance of reaching 10 sacks for the first time in 2020?
This poll is closed