Giants 2013: Defensive Positional Grades

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Dec 15, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) gets away from New York Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason (52) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Linebackers

The “stabilizing force”, otherwise known as Jon Beason, recorded 65 tackles in 11 games with Big Blue. While he had his moments diagnosing and chasing down run plays, Beason was abused in coverage situations. He rated 52 of 55 inside backers with a -11.2 grade.

In 707 defensive snaps, former undrafted FA Spencer Paysinger finished second on the team with 35 stops. He doesn’t possess the natural ability to regularly impact plays, but he was decent in coverage and didn’t miss tackles (3).

Jacquian Williams is missing the physicality quotient to mix it up at the point of attack, but his fluidity plays well in coverage — 5.3 grade. Keith Rivers was the polar opposite earning a 3.7 run grade but tight in space.

Grade: C

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