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Giants news, 1/15: Pass rush, secondary, special teams rankings

New York Giants headlines for Friday

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2021 NFL Free Agent Rankings: Defensive Linemen | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF

Leonard Williams is Pro Football Focus’s No. 2-ranked defensive lineman. Dalvin Tomlinson is No. 5.

Final 2020 NFL secondary rankings | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF

The Giants check in at No. 18, pretty much middle of the pack. PFF lauded the play of James Bradberry, who ranked fifth among outside corners in PFF coverage grade and fourth in forced incompletion rate (21 percent).

Final 2020 NFL pass-rush rankings | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF

PFF ranked the Giants pass rush No. 19, also middle of the road. PFF called it “bizarre” that the team’s top four pressure marks all came from interior defensive linemen. Leonard Williams (62 pressures), Dexter Lawrence (29), Dalvin Tomlinson (28) and B.J. Hill (22) all had more quarterback pressures than the team’s top edge defender — Kyler Fackrell (19).

The New England Patriots finished first in Rick Gosselin's annual NFL special teams rankings - Sports Illustrated Talk Of Fame Network

Gosselin always does the most exhausting special teams study anywhere. The Giants finished — you guessed it — middle of the pack at No. 19.

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