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Giants defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence named second-team All-Pro

Lawrence continues to get post-season recognition

Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

New York Giants defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence has been named second team AP All-Pro.

Lawrence had previously been voted to the Pro Bowl as well as the NFLPA All-Pro team (first team). He was the only Giants player to receive any All-Pro or Pro Bowl honors this year.

Lawrence fourth among interior defensive linemen with 14 first place votes. Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams) and Chris Jones (Kansas City Chiefs) are the first team defensive tackles, while Justin Madubuike (Baltimore Ravens) joins Lawrence on the second team.

Left tackle Andrew Thomas received All-Pro honors a year ago, and could have repeated this year, but it was unlikely given the time lost to injury this year. Likewise, linebacker Bobby Okereke and safety Xavier McKinney had excellent seasons, but finished behind players like Fred Warner (LB, San Francisco) and Roquon Smith (LB, Baltimore Ravens), or Kyle Hamilton (S, Ravens), or Antoine Winfield Jr. (S, Tampa Bay Buccaneers).

It’s still great to see a player who came into the league with more potential than production realize that potential — and be retained by the organization. It’s a testament to both Andre Patterson’s coaching and Lawrence’s work that he can be mentioned in the same breath as Aaron Donald and Chris Jones without being at all out of place.